So 2 things:
1) I AM FINALLY AN IU GRADUATE AS OF DECEMBER!!
2) Happy New Year (17 days late, man I need to get on this blogging thing)
Okay now back to the point of this post.
We all know the familiar bible story about David and Goliath. The one where the little kid kills the huge giant with a smooth stone. It’s an awesome bible story, but can we actually relate? Nothing like that happens nowadays, plus giants in the traditional sense aren’t really a thing we tend to worry about these days.
However if we read between the lines and attempt to relate to what God is telling us through that specific bible story (1 Samuel 17), it’s as current and up to date as the next iPhone software update.
Yep. Giants are real. They might not all be like this though:
” 4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him.”
1 Samuel 17:4-7
FYI- 6 cubits = 9 foot, 5,000 shekels = 125.7 lbs, and 600 shekels=15 lbs (I personally wouldn’t have wanted to mess with Goliath. Good thing David did it instead.)
They are real in many different ways. We all face problems and issues on a regular basis. Some we can take down with one stone like David, others we might need to use all 5 stones. No matter what, God is there to show us our next move if we ask. We are where we are meant to be whether it feels like it’s where we’re supposed to be or not.
God is telling me to raise $17,361 to go on this insane trip around the world to tell people about Jesus, while the world is telling me I’m crazy for even considering it.
Despite loving God, I tend to let this giant (aka $17,361) tell me it’s way too much, it can’t be done, and that God is insane to ask this of me.
BUT God has called me to do this trip and He reconfirms it to me through conversations and actions on a daily basis. He is constantly reassuring me that this is the path He wants me on. He isn’t an insane God, He’s a trustworthy God and I trust Him wayyyy more than I trust myself because he knows the end result. I believe without a doubt He will provide and help me conquer this giant of fundraising just like David conquered Goliath.
I pray with all my heart that God uses my fundraising journey to be a testament of God’s provision in not only my life, but in your life as well. Facing our giants alone in life is completely out of the question and sets us up for failure. Giants aren’t meant to be faced alone. What giants are you facing? Have you asked God for his guidance?
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