What Are Your Giants

What Are Your Giants
Author: Pat Aman

Let’s take a moment to talk about giants that we may have in our lives.

They maybe fear, addictions, low self-esteem, worry, hatred, anger, in other words anything that is not of God.

Sometimes we let things overwhelm us and not let God take care of them.

I wonder if David ever felt afraid for just a second of the Philistine giant, Goliath, in his life.

Goliath who was three to four times the height of David. He was wearing at least 278 pounds of Armor besides his own big body which could have weighed 400-600 pounds, being well over 13 feet tall.

He wore a bronze helmet, bronze leg plates, and a bronze javelined was strapped to his back. In his huge hand, he carried a spear. The point alone possibly weighed about twenty pounds. Goliath had a armor barrier who bare his shield that walked before him.

Goliath told David to come here and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with a sword, spear and javelin, but I come in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Samuel 17:44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!

Before this, young David had taken his staff in hand, stooped down, and picked up five smooth stones and placed them in a pouch.

Let me stop here a second…Why did David pick up 5 stones?

Because Goliath had brothers–four of them. David knew there could well be the possibility that when he killed Goliath that his four brothers might try to extract revenge. So David prepared himself: he picked up five stones, one for each of the Philistian brothers.

Yes, David trusted in God to do what God could do. But he didn’t just leave it all up to God. David did what David could do to insure his own competence in the face of a challenge. David picked up five stones because he knew he must be prepared and he was prepared.

1 Samuel 17:40Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

With a Shepherd’s staff in one hand and a sling in the other he approached the giant. With one stone He flung the stone, an it hit Goliath in the head and killed him.

The key to this scripture is He came in the name of the Lord.

What are the giants in your life?

How can God help you overcome them?

I believe it is good not only to pray, but to turn to His Word for the answers. There are directions and power in prayer and God’s Word.

Whatever these giants are in our lives, we must not run from them. We must face them head-on as David did with Goliath.

Put on your spiritual armor and stand firm, unafraid, trusting God for strength. The exciting thing about all this is when we put on the full armor of God and obey Him, then we can stand back, call TIMBERRRR– and watch the giant fall!

“God has given us the armor to dress in daily. So put it on and watch the giants in your life fall.” Pastor Pat Aman

Ephesians 6:10-18
10.Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

  1. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
  2. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
  3. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
  4. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
    15.and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace
  5. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
  6. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
  7. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2020 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976…

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