Thursday, April 27, 2017

Giants! We Will, We Will Rock You!

Got GIANTS?? Encounter any this week? I'm sure the answer is "Yes!" I sure did. Once we finally got past the hailstorm issues that delayed the closing on my home in Frisco, and then to get the house closed and plan the move-in date, what happens but a big giant of flu overtook me. Literally. I had to have help with guiding the movers because I had to take myself into an emergency clinic. Then because this flu was highly contagious, no one could join me in my unboxing and unpacking because we didn’t want anyone else to catch what I had. So, it has been me unloading a couple of boxes and then laying down because my strength was so weak. Unexpected giants.

It's just a fact, we all encounter some incredible giants from time to time. They seem so big and powerful, and they taunt us – doing their best to make us run in fear. Wouldn’t it be nice if what came our way was just a simple challenge with a simple solution? But often, our challenges are SUPER-sized – humongous in stature and they seem insurmountable. The story of the little shepherd boy, David, shows how insignificant we can look and feel, yet with God’s power, we can do what an entire army can’t do…..SLAY A GIANT!

I’m pleased to say that I conquered that giant and yesterday was the first time I saw some light at the end of the tunnel. This sweet home is truly a blessing and that blessing could have been stolen from me when difficulties arose, when schedules had to be adjusted, when my physical weakness loomed like a 10 foot giant. But, as I’ve said many times “How do you eat an elephant?” One bite at a time. How do you slay a giant? One smooth stone of absolute surrender to God’s plans and trust He is handling the giant with His might and power.

What is it that causes fear in your life? What situations terrify you and plague your thoughts in the night? What problems loom over or taunt you like giants? Essentially, all problems are the same ugly giant and all answers to the taunts of the giant are the same REAL answers. Our line of defense against any giant comes down to two questions: “Who is my God?” and “How big is my God?” The thing about God is that He's bigger than any problem we have. With His direction and guidance, we can come through the toughest of situations. The Bible sums it up by asking, "Is anything too hard for God?" Once we get that…..then we can speak with the authority and conviction that little David had with his giant…… “I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the LORD will conquer you!”

Now let’s go get some faith stones and load up our slings against the giants and let them know WHO we are and Whose we are, and WHERE they’re going!!