Prepare for battle!
April 7, 2010
"The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine."
When you and I think about heroes of the Bible, such as David, we might be tempted to think they were born with the ability to jump into the work of the Lord. But that's not true!
Throughout Scripture you and I can clearly see the principle of preparation at work in the lives of God's people. Look at the life of David. Before he battled Goliath, David had fought many smaller battles as a shepherd on the humble hillsides of Bethlehem.
Alone with God in obscure, isolated places, David honed his battle skills, killing the creatures that threatened his sheep. And these times of preparation were essential to becoming a giant slayer.
How about you? Are you prepared for the giants that are coming your way? Please don't shirk the need to prepare. The reason many people feel overcome by towering challenges is because we have failed to prepare in the smaller places—the secret places.
Become consistent in the routine smaller battles that come your way. Your confidence in God will grow, and you will become increasingly adept at waging spiritual warfare.
Start today! Prepare for great victories by faithfully fighting the smaller battles of life!
And when it's time to face the giants, you will be ready to win!
PREPARE FOR GREAT VICTORIES BY FAITHFULLY
FIGHTING THE SMALLER BATTLES OF LIFE!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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