The 2017 GMM Conference was a great success and we had a great time… Just a quick update on my last blog – I wrote about our Theme “Living the Legacy” and talked about a young man that was living the Legacy at the present time… He did pass away on Saturday night and now he has left an Awesome Legacy…
Now onto “The Power of a Young David!” Pastor Jason shared the story of David and Goliath to the young men at the conference and there was a portion of his talk that I would like to share. Jason talked about how young David was and how he made a difference to the men that were there with him. If it was not for David the Older Men would have just stood around and done nothing because they were scared. Because of David they followed him and won the battle… Here are the verses I would like to share:
1 Samuel 17: 50>52
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran. Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron.
Now you all know the rest of the story about David but as Pastor Jason shared it took a 16 year old young man to lead the other men into victory. David not only killed Goliath but he caused the enemy to turn and run and that is when the older men took courage and started to pursue the enemy. When I see our Young Men of today having “The Power of David” it gives me hope that they will be the one’s showing the older Men how to be courageous. I see too many of my generation (older then 50) taking a seat and letting the younger Men fight the Battle. There is no such thing as retirement when we are fighting the spiritual battle.
So as look at my life – I try to pick out those young men who have helped me become bold and courageous (I have several). I have to say that it humbles me when they are teaching me how to let others know about Jesus. At the conference there were several young men from the University of Laramie that showed the strength of David (they were from Chi Alpha). To see Young College Men sharing the gospel is a WOW moment.
So now about you:
Do you have Young Men helping you become Bold and Courageous?
Do you see the David’s that are part of your life?
Are you helping Young Men become David’s?