Jul 12, 2013

Friday SHINE.....

Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 18

Happy Fun Friday, SHINE girls!

So, David has finally entered our reading. Oh, David. David, David, David.

You know how I feel about this guy. I'm totally smitten with him.

Here's why I love David:

  • he's the underdog
  • he's courageous
  • he's obedient
  • he loves the Lord with all of his heart
  • he's loyal {for the most part}
  • he's so faithful

These are just a few of the things I love about my David. Oops, I mean, our David.;)

My heart literally beats out of my chest when I read about him. He is so passionate about God! I love this passage of scripture. Just listen to David's words:

45-47 David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’s troops, whom you curse and mock. This very day God is handing you over to me. I’m about to kill you, cut off your head, and serve up your body and the bodies of your Philistine buddies to the crows and coyotes. The whole earth will know that there’s an extraordinary God in Israel. And everyone gathered here will learn that God doesn’t save by means of sword or spear. The battle belongs to God—he’s handing you to us on a platter!”

Does that give you chills up and down your spine or what?!

Your Fun Friday Challenge:

Are you facing something in your life that requires faith, courage, and total dependence on the Lord?

I challenge you today to face it head on. Look that giant in the eye and tell it that you come in the Name of the Most High God and that giant will be defeated!

Maybe it's a an addiction, a bad habit, an area that you need victory over, or a situation that just seems impossible to overcome. Or maybe it's just a heart that needs a faith boost. The giant of depression, sadness, grief, anxiety, loss of joy, bitterness, may be taking over some of us.

Get in His Word, quote His Mighty Truth, Be courageous and face that giant today!

With God on our side, NOTHING is impossible!

Father God, hear our cry for help. Hear our cry for faith, courage, and total dependence on YOU! We cannot defeat this giant alone, but we CAN and we WILL defeat it with YOU! Lead us into battle, with only the armor of the Lord fastened to us. We proclaim victory, Father. Just like David, we will defeat this giant and walk away victorious! We love you, Jesus. Amen.

picking up that stone,



  1. Tracey7/12/2013

    Wow....what timing you have. All week I've been saying today is the day I eat better, lose that sugar addiction, stop emotional eating and just put healthier things in my body. Today is also the day I asked God for help....b/c how many times have I tried on my own and failed. I began my 3 day detox this morning and am going to fill myself with God and goodness. God spoke to me through you today.....it's meant to happen. Thanks!

    You hit the nail on the head....
    Maybe it's a an addiction, a bad habit, an area that you need victory over, or a situation that just seems impossible to overcome.

  2. Tracey! I'm not sure if I even know you, but your above comment could've been written by me!!! I even had a milisecond brain burp and thought,"have I already commented and forgot I did?" I started a three-day light detox yesterday and ditto what you said. How about we pray for each other and do as David did? Kill this giant ONCE AND FOR ALL! I hope you see this comment. :) :) :)

  3. Anonymous7/12/2013

    Thank you for this timely prayer. I forwarded it to my son who is struggling with addiction and recovery.

  4. Anonymous7/12/2013

    Timely, indeed. Wow. Thank you Father in Heaven!

  5. Thank you for these encouraging words! : )
    Love you!


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