Saturday, October 18, 2014

Take Off Saul's Armor :)

Saul's armor represents the armor that we often put on based off of what we think we need to get a certain take, job, or purpose done.  Saul's armor made David look like he was a winner.  It made him look like a winner in the eyes of the other warriors who were watching Goliath, scared in the boots.   The Bible says, when he tried on Saul's armor, "David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. "I cannot go in these," he said to Saul, "because I am not used to them." So he took them off."  

How many times or in how many situations do try on Saul's armor because we think we are going to win the battle that way?  Many young men and women are looking for the hottest guy and girl possible because they think this is what they need to be a winner or because they want somebody who will make them look like successful.  Many people trying to do many thing in the way the world does it because they know they will receive the approval they want from men and women and become popular enough to get the job they want.  Everyone wants to  get to where they think they need to be.  But in order to get to where God says we need to be, we need to take off Saul's armor.  Take off the obligations, expectations, and step by step manufactured formula that people alone try to put on you, and trust God with what we have.

The Bible says, "Then [David] took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine [Goliath]." How many times has David held a staff in his hand?  How many times did David go to the stream to pick stones from the stream before this event?  How many times did David use his sling before facing Goliath?  My point is, David was very used to this and he knew that all he needed was his confidence in what God already gave him to defeat Goliath, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED!  

We need to keep in mind that we need to keep things simple when it comes to facing Goliath in battle.  God has already given us EVERYTHING we need to not only win the battle, but win the battle with a great story, a great testimony, to tell that will give all the glory not to us, but to our AWESOME GOD who has been helping us all along.

Trust God today.  Ask for His presence.  Know that God has given you strength for today to say "Yes, I can" and when you think about something you are to accomplish, then say "I will" when you feel that deep desire to accomplish it.  Say it over and over and over and over and over again until it happens.
God bless you fill your heart today!!  YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN JESUS' NAME 
AMEN :)    

If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

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