Put me in Coach, I’m ready to play

Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.   -1 Samuel 17:49

Can we just give David a round of applause? Seriously. This guy was ready for the game. He asked to go up to bat! Pick me! Pick me! He was not intimidated by a 9 foot guy (with the obvious name of “Goliath”) whose spearhead alone weighed 125 pounds (600 shekels). That was probably close to how much David weighed at that time.  David was like, no thank you, king, I don’t need your armor it just weighs me down, I have my slingshot and these stones (which, by the way, I will only need ONE of) and oh yeah, I have THE LORD that’s fighting this battle. Wow. Champions. He was given the opportunity to be one that day.

We still fight giants every day. We still have slingshots and stones that are spiritually described in this way: the full armor of God, the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, prayer… -Ephesians 6:10-18

We have the weapons, what we may be lacking is courage. I believe in giants, because the Bible tells us they were real. Sure, the giants in this day may not be visible 9 foot Goliath’s like back in David’s day, however, they are present in another sense – doubt, insecurity, lack of faith, lack of trust, fear – these are surely to be combatted, knocked down, wiped out, leveled. You still have access to The Sling and The Stone.

God… The Breakfast of Champions.

 

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WARNING: Listening to the following song may be mood altering, encourage foot tapping, skipping, increased heart rate, smiling, and may create a desire to take a time out. May cause spiritual enhancement, joyful attitude, or even mild to moderate happiness for a moment. Please proceed with caution.

Time Out

 

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