Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
The bigger the giant the greater the fall…
One of the most deadly phrases used by Christians from time-to-time is, “I (or we) can’t do this.” Author Steve Farrar in his book Battle Ready: Prepare to Be Used by God (Bold Man Of God gives us a beginning list of what not just Christians are up against but everyone faces. “We fight twenty-first–century giants, a diverse tribe of leering, mocking adversaries that threaten our peace, well-being, and very existence. There are giant diseases. There are giant disappointments. There are giant depressions. There are giant addictions. There are giant financial reversals. There are giant career setbacks. There are giant family breakdowns. There are giant personal failures.” (Page 38, David C. Cook, Kindle Edition) It doesn’t take “rocket science” to figure out when facing similar giants the “I can’t do this,” attitude is a death sentence.
However, and here’s the kicker, the “I (or we) can’t do this,” is the attitude we need to incorporate in our lives. The truth is we can’t face the giants alone but through our relationship with Jesus the “I (or we) can’t do this,” slogan becomes “I (or we) can’t do this, but with God’s love and the Holy Spirit at my side the giants are sure to fall.”
Perhaps you’ve never thought of the bible as a biography of Giant Killers but it is and their stories have been recorded to encourage each one of us as individuals and as collective members of the Body of Christ. One Giant Killer we know as the apostle Paul left us these encouraging words. “Christ’s love is greater than anyone can ever know, but I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God. With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:19–21, NCV)
With God’s power working in us, and God’s ability to do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine we can and will stand up to any and all giants life puts in our path and like Goliath they will fall.
Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“Jesus is God’s Promise! Every promise God will fulfill in 2015 will come to fruition through your relationship to and with Jesus. Come Jesus, come.”
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