Giant Slaying

We all have heard the story –

Young lad vs. Huge Giant.

Sling shot of a kid vs. well armed military giant

What Goliath have you faced?

Insufficient bank account vs. huge need.

Waning faith vs. a devasting medical diagnosis.

Tear-stained pillows vs. a crumbling marriage.

Weary mom vs. the addiction of a child.

A dream vs. years of closed doors.

What is your Goliath today? What has God promised that seems impossible?

Psalm 144 is David’s poetic song as he stood before Goliath. Let’s make it ours:

1. Acknowledge complete dependence upon God (v. 1-4). It is not about your victory but about His. It’s not even about your obedience but Jesus’. As you face your Goliath, abide in His presence. Know you are loved, secure, and protected in Him. Fight your Goliath from a place of victory.

2. Pray with authority (v. 5-7). Notice the commanding words David used as he petitioned God on his behalf. “Step down.” “Make.” “Loose.” He prayed as a son. He prayed as one who had been given authority. I know this is an uncomfortable thought. But David (pre-Jesus’ sacrifice) commanded the God-inspired outcome he wanted to see. Why can’t we (post-Jesus’ sacrifice) do the same? Face your Goliath like a son or a daughter.

3. Worship and praise God for what He will do before it comes to pass (v. 9-10). David said he will sing like he had already been rescued. He did not need too see evidence of the victory. He praised God during the battle. Face your Goliath with shouts of praise.

4. Dream with God (v. 12-15). See and anticipate what life will be like when your Goliath falls. Decree and declare the kingdom of God is here. Speak what God has spoken to your heart. Help others see it. Face your Goliath with Hope.

We have each been commissioned and called, anointed and appointed to be Giant slayers. Therefore, go and face your giant knowing if God is for you, who can be against you; knowing you have been given authority to slay this giant. Face your giant with shouts of praise and an unshakable faith.

Goliath is going down!

“There is only one strong, safe, and secure place for me; it’s in God alone who gives me strength for the battle. He’s my shelter of love and my fortress of faith, who wraps himself around me as a secure shield. I hide myself in this one who subdues enemies before me.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭144:1-2‬ ‭TPT‬‬