He looked ridiculous. He was half the size of the man he volunteered to fight, and the king’s armor weighed more than he did.
The helmet drooped over his left eye, the breast plate clunked as he tried to walk, and the sword was too heavy for his adolescent arms. One day those arms would yield large swords–he’d even use the sword of the giant he was about to kill, but today he needed to use his own weapons.
I’m always encouraged by the story of David’s unabandoned faith that God would help him kill Goliath.
He was brave.
I want to be like that. How about you?
I don’t know anyone who isn’t facing a giant right now.
Some of our giants are taller than others. Some more threatening. Some downright dangerous.
But a giant is a giant, a problem is a problem, a mountain is a pain to climb no matter how ginormous or not.
So, I just had a feeling that this would be a good week to study scriptures on being brave.
Pour your coffee, and grab your journal and pen. Jot the verses down or print this page. I’ll meet you every morning on Facebook Live at 8:20 ET. I cannot wait to dig into these scriptures with you. I missed you last week!
If you need encouragement, grit and spiritual muscle, this Bite of Bread is for you. Remember David’s words to Goliath:
You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, to whom you have defied. This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head” (1 Samuel 17:45,46).
And he did.
And so will we, in the name of JESUS.
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Thank you Andy. I will try to join you in the morning.
Hi Jann! Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you can join us tomorrow morning. Great to see you last week. Have a great day!
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What great verses to get on our brave. I’m so impressed you’re rocking Periscope. I can’t get myself to a regular groove with it. Look forward to your scopes.
Awwwww….thanks Ginger! Thanks for joining the scopes. I’ll look forward to yours! (It makes me get dressed every morning!)
Really missed Pericope this morning! Going to search and find it…
The giants keep lining up against me. Please pray me up!
Remembering David’s words to Goliath…and believing a breakthrough is on its way, in Jesus’ name!
Love & much gratitude to you, Andy, for Your prayers and the good news you share with us.
God bless you!
Oh my friend, Diane! We missed you too. I’m so sorry for all of the giants your facing. I did get this Periscope up on You Tube. I think I titled it “How to be brave” I will be praying for you!