David was an exceptional young man who was a shepherd, a poet, a songwriter, a King and a man after God’s own heart! He came to the valley of decision, prevailed (withstood) and won! Young David went to take food to his brothers, fighting at the front line, and heard a roar going up from a “bragadocius” giant named Goliath. When David heard all the threats and bragging he decided he was the very one to face the Giant! King Saul thought David should have the protection of the armor he normally wore into battle, however the armor was so large that he disappeared under the helmet and so heavy he could barely move! The Philistines and the men of Israel were standing high on the on hills on opposite sides of the valley. That valley belonged to Judah, the tribe of Praise, and the Philistines were determined to fight for it and win. This story could be in tomorrow’s headlines, couldn’t it? It is said that the first thing on your mind in the morning and the last thing on your mind before you go to sleep are the most important things in your life. Goliath made sure that the first thing the Israelites heard in the morning and the last thing before they went to sleep was his brags about tearing them to pieces and feeding their bodies to the birds! Well let’s cut out all the details for the sake of space and say that David convinced Saul to let him have a shot at the giant (sling shot that is). David was part of the tribe of Judah and had been raised to praise God, abiding in praise as you can read in his Psalms, and this was his valley too! He ran toward the Giant spinning that slingshot and even though he had chosen 5 smooth stones, it only took one! It went right to the only unprotected spot on his head, between his eyes, and down he went!
When we are facing a giant who is trying to take away our property, our praise, our happiness, we must face him head on and throw that stone of prayer and praise and down him! David then jumped up on his chest and cut off his head. He took the head of the giant into Saul’s tent and put it on a pole!
The head represents authority, we take authority over the giants in our lives when we ask God to help us in the name of Jesus and use stones covered with the blood He shed on the Cross!
When He died for us He gave us the authority to be-head our giants (problems). John 14:12-14″Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works. The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do.”
Go buy yourself a spiritual slingshot!