David Vs Goliath (OT Stories #1)

(England’s David Haye (left) on the attack against Russia’s Nikolai Valuev during the WBA World Heavyweight title fight at the Nuremberg Arena, Germany. Haye was to win the fight on points.)

 

Most people know the story of David and Goliath from the Bible, it is the notorious underdog story. Much more famous that David Haye’s Boxing victory over Nikolai Valuev in 2009. But the image above gives you a slight impression of what the David of the Bible was up against (bear in mind the Bibles David was smaller and the giant Goliath was bigger!)

The truth is that all of us allow some things in our lives to become ‘giants’ to become big scary, ugly things that come to trip us up and scare us. This could be a whole host of things, for some it is the fear of others, or public speaking, or lust that can’t be defeated, or gossip, or your image, or fear of the future? What ever it is fear is the enemies tactic to ruin us.

God wants us strong and secure, these things are not supposed to have any power over us. The reason that David had no fear of Goliath and had such boldness to take the enemy down lies in 1 Samuel 16:13 which says “So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.” David was ‘full of the Spirit of God’, because he had been annointed by Samuel the Prophet and chosen by God the Father – David knew he was chosen!

I reckon David never forgot that moment when the oil rolled down his head, when ever he was in a tough situation he remembered that moment and who God had made him to be. We all have it even better than David we have the Holy Spirit living ‘inside’ us! Not resting ‘on’ us! So the Spirit can be even more powerful in us! We are not aware enough of the Spirit of God and are not prepared to yield to Him enough.

When we know like David did who we are and who resides in us then we can rip the head off a bear or lion or giant, we can completely take our victory from any fear, any insecurity, any worry that wants to beat us. Know that you are a chosen child of God – know that the Holy Spirit lives in you – come to know his power! No giant has any power comparable to the Spirit of the living God! Daily remind yourself of this! Ask the Holy Spirit to become more real to you each day.

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