It’s All In The Bag

3 February 2012

It’s All In The Bag
February 3, 2012
By:  Sharon Hood

We all know the story of David and the giant. Have you ever thought about how the young David felt as he went up against the nine foot tall giant, Goliath.  So confident; so courageous! What a memorable story in God’s Word but is there a way it has practical relevance for us today in our own battles?

We all seem have giants in our lives.  Those impossible, unconquerable things in life that scream down to us with scorn and derision; that unleash fear and defeat. The secret is out, the devil is a liar.
1st. Samuel 17:45 David said to the Philistine,

“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. 50 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. 51 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.

Goliath was boastful and arrogant and full of pride for good reason: he was really BIG, had never been defeated and figured he never would be, especially by the fearful Israelite army who sat on the other side of the mountain shaking in their boots.

But consider this: David was well prepared to go into battle with Goliath. He was being led by the Spirit of God; this was God’s timing; David was confident, not arrogant; and his life experiences equipped him for the future. He used a weapon he was totally familiar with, (his slingshot) and then his problem came tumbling down. Armed with just five smooth stones in his shepherd’s pouch and a pocket full of destiny.

Now let’s take a look at the giant that stands in our way. We must realize that there’s not a battle that we are up against that we are not already equipped to win. God has been preparing us all of our life for every problem and mountain of impossibility that will ever come our way, giants beware. While alone tending sheep, I’m sure David had never imagined that he would have to face a giant. Yet deep inside of him and inside that pouch of destiny was victory for every battle.

Guess what friends? God has placed destiny for victory within you also. Look down, reach into that pouch of destiny? What weapons have God supplied for the battle? Is it five smooth stones?

Is it faith, you need for the battle? It’s in the bag.
Is it courage you need?
It’s in the bag.
Is it strength you need?
It’s in the bag.
Is it patience you need?
It’s in the bag.
Is it peace you need?
It’s in the bag.
Is it provision you need?
It’s in the bag.
Is it joy you need?
It’s in the bag.
Is it a miracle that you need?
It’s in the bag.
Reach inside, now is the time to let ‘em fly

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