Facing the Giants:

     My wife handed me the movie “Facing the Giants” this last weekend and said let’s watch this.   For those of you who have not watched it – I would highly recommend it – along with another movie I mentioned “War Room”.
          As you know in Real life when the problems start to build up they always seem to come in 3’s and sometimes even more… as they did in the movie.  As for the coach he turned to Jesus to get him where he needed to be…   He did not pray that Jesus would fix his problems.  The Coach prayed that he would be doing God’s will and praising Him through the victories and the losses (then he led the other coaches and player on the same journey).   In the end they defeated the Giants… 
           I went with my oldest son this week to church at Element and Pastor Jeff had a Scripture that hit the spot for me in facing the Giants. 

Matthew 19:26:  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

          As you read the stories in the Old Testament – you can see this unfold.  Pastor Jeff told a story at our very 1st GMM conference about Jonathan and his Armor bearer that has always come back to me.    The part of the story that I like is when Jonathan makes the Decision to go forward and meet his Giants.

“Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”

     I am always reminded that Like Jonathan I must be active in what I do – I cannot sit under the tree and wait for an answer.   As I encounter the problems of the world – I too cannot give up.   The Coach and Jonathan kept going forward trusting that God would help them defeat the Giants and they were successful. As I face the Giants in my life at the present time – I too must be reminded that with Jesus I can defeat them also.   Nothing is impossible with Him fighting the Battle for me.

 So what are the Giants that you are facing?

Are you doing it alone or trusting in others to walk beside you?

Do you believe all things are possible with Jesus?

Are you praising Him through the good and the bad?