37 David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of
the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to
David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you!”
Modern day Christians face a difficult time
explaining and understanding the importance of spirituality in a Christ
centered life. It seems we are experts in becoming Goliath’s of our
education, finances, families, and physical fitness but fall short of the
greatness God has really intended for us.
Spirituality takes trust. From a young age, David understood
and knew that God was in control of his life and that only when he put his
trust in the Lord, could he be certain that victory would be his. David
trusted that God would be there for him when he needed it the most even
when his leaders doubted to see God’s protection. How many of us rely on
our own strength to sustain ourselves rather than submit to God? Do we have
the trust that this shepherd boy had?
Spirituality takes action. Here we see that no one was willing to
fight the giant except a boy without any war experience. Goliath may have
never fallen if David did not act on his spirituality knowing that God
would watch over and guide his sling. Many of us still face the same
Goliath’s day after day and feel like there is nothing to do. Instead of
submitting our battles to the Lord, we are just like the Israelites who sit
and allow the Philistines to have their way. Only when you act and trust in
the Lord can your spirituality be meaningful.
Spirituality takes preparation and recognition. David was placed in
the King’s own armor and given the finest weapons that money could by.
However, David decided to trust not in his sword, but rather in the Lord.
David recognized that there was a problem that needed to be solved. In the most
epic of battles between men, David recognized that his strength
was from the Lord and not from man-made garments. No opposing human or
force can even stand against the Lord.
Dear Lord, Help us to trust in you, act for you, prepare for you, and always recognize that everything we have is from you. Help us to face injustice as David did and to never back down for your glory. In Jesus name. Amen
FOR THE DAY: Are you prepared to face your Goliath today knowing your God is with you?
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