FACT: If you’re alive and still breathing you will face challenges and battles while on earth.
TRUTH: If you are a Christian you possess, or have access to, everything you need to face, conquer, and defeat EVERY challenge or battle while on earth.
WISDOM: Don’t attempt to face, conquer, and defeat those challenges and battles with another man’s (or women’s) armor.
In 1 Samuel chapter 17 you will find the ultimate victory of David, a mere shepherd boy, over the giant experienced warrior Philistine, Goliath. Physically, David had no chance. King Saul knew this and gave his full-bodied suit of armor to David. It was so big and heavy that David chose to give it back and use what he had; a shepherd’s staff, a slingshot, and five stones. But David had a secret weapon.
David told Goliath, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Armies, the God of the army of Israel….” David’s secret weapon was his confidence in God. David trusted that God would deliver Goliath into his hands, just like He had done when a lion and a bear tried to kill his sheep. David didn’t need any armor….he used what he already had and trusted God to do the rest.
So, what does this have to do with you and your challenges and battles? God has a pathway for YOU to follow so YOU can face, conquer, and defeat YOUR challenges and battles. Jesus, worked miracles all the time. Almost every one of them were done in a different way. The people received their miracle because they followed the path (the directions) He created for each individual. What works for someone else may not work for you. That’s why you will need to dive into your Bible and pray for the Lord to reveal the things He has already provided for you, so you can experience victory.
The Lord has brought me through everything from death sentences to financial troubles and He never provided what I needed in the same way. And He did it in ways I had never thought of. I trusted Him to reveal a Scripture, a Word directly from Him, or the right doctors, or even something I needed to do for victory over my challenge. And I can tell you without hesitation, GOD has YOUR answer to YOUR situation in or through His Word and the pathway for YOU to follow. The only question is, “Are you willing to spend some quality time with Him, and time in His Word, so He can share the path He’s already set up for you?” I pray you are willing…
This devotion is from,
Pastor Kevin Kinchen’s beautiful feet that proclaim good news of good things! (Rom. 10:15) http://www.footwrites.com