2018-11-17
Giant-killers (2)
Luke 16:10 NLT
It's really important to remember that giant-killers don't start out as giant-killers. David was a musician, humble shepherd, and overlooked son. But he was faithful - faithful in his talent, faithful with his father's sheep, faithful to God. By becoming faithful with the small things, he was able to take on the large things. Faithfulness is a common characteristic of spiritual achievers. Matthew started as a tax collector; Peter as a fisherman; Elisha as a farmer; Jesus as a carpenter. Jesus actually spent more years as a carpenter than He did as a preacher. He was faithful in little things. When we prove we are faithful in the smaller things, God trusts us with bigger things. When we can overcome smaller things, we'll have the ability and confidence to overcome the giants. Luke 16:10 says: 'Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much' (NIV). Giant-killers also know that the reward is always greater than the risk. Sometimes in life we need to take a risk and take a step, but Satan will whisper words of fear and anxiety in our ears to try and stop us. But we must believe the promise is greater than the problem, the objective is greater than the objections, and God is greater than our giant. The belief that 'God is greater' is the essence of a faith that persists in the face of fear. Fear is Satan's weapon to paralyse us; faith is God's weapon to mobilise us. So let's be a generation who depend on God, challenge the giant, and join the ranks of God's giant-killers.
Rom 15-16; John 11:17-27; Ps 8; Prov 30:5-6
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