FACING GIANTS IN LIFE & WORK – DAY ONE

The story of David Goliath is found in 1 SAMUEL 17:1-52

1 Samuel 17: 1, Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah. 2Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. 3The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. 4A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; 6on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. 7His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.[c] His shield bearer went ahead of him.

The past several weeks of blogs and sermons covered what God’s Word says about several key areas that impact each of us.

This week I want to look at what the Bible says about facing the giants in our lives. We all face giants in our lives that can sap our energy, crush our spirits, and steal our dreams.  While I do not know exactly what giants you are facing. They usually fall into one of a few basic categories like: financial giants, relational giants, emotional giants, or physical giants.

We are fortunate because scripture gives us an incredible story about a man who faced a giant.

It’s the story of David and Goliath, and you can read the entire story in 1 Samuel 17. Here’s how the story starts… “Now the Philistines had gathered their forces for war… 3The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. 4A champion named Goliath… came out of the Philistine camp… 1 Samuel 17 1-4 He was a giant of a man…

Now that’s a problem… a giant of a problem, a problem that needs to be addressed not ignored, a problem that seems too big to fix.   Join me the rest of the week as we examine overcoming the giants in your life.

Take care and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton
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