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Monday, August 4, 2008

David

The story of David and Goliath is amazing to me! This story is so encouraging; it shows us a great example of how teens can really stand up for God in terrifying times! You can find the story in 1 Samuel 17. I will give you a summary, but I really recommend reading it if you can. There is nothing like reading our love letter from God. The story starts with the Philistine army gathered for war against Israel. A champion named Goliath came out of the Philistine camp. Goliath was over NINE feet tall, now that's big!! His armour was very big and extremely heavy! Goliath came out each day for forty days mocking and challenging the Israelites to fight and kill him. Everyone was terrified of Goliath. Wouldn't you be? One day young David was sent to the battle lines to get news of his brothers. While he was there, David heard Goliath shouting off his usual nonsense. David shouted to Goliath, "Who is this who should defy the armies of the living God?" David challenged Goliath. Keep in mind that David was our size. When the fight began, Goliath shouted horrible words at him and unbelievable threats. David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied...this day, I will strike you down...the world will know there is a God." When the giant moved closer to him, David took out a stone and threw it at the giant. The stone hit him in the head. Without a sword, David killed this big giant.
We all have giants in our lives. With school starting for many of us, never forget that God is on your side. You can face these giants because He is with you. David was just an ordinary boy who did extraordinary things. Let's allow God to use us as ordinary people to do extraordinary things!!!


with love through the LIVING king,
Lauren

1 comment:

Krystal Castleberry said...

Lauren is one of my few very very best friends and she is amazing. I can see Christ shining through her in every way. She can walk in a room and people who wont even know her will know she is a light for Christ. This makes me incredibly happy to see her writing something like this. Seeing her do stuff like this encourages me to do better in my walk with Christ. She is definately an accountability partner for me and im so glad we are good friends!! Keep on keepin on Lauren!!