Are there Giants in your life?
Before I accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, I was constantly fighting the Giants that had me enslaved.
Loneliness, alcoholism, fear, depression, ineptitude, lust, pride, nicotine, rejection and probably many I can’t name.
“There were giants in the earth in those days;”
Everywhere I looked, walked or worked. Everything I heard, read or spoke. I was nothing, then the best. I was brilliant then a dunce. I was around people but always alone.
I lived in “the land of giants.”
There was no escape, no relief, no hope.
Then I was introduced to Jesus. Oh happy day, the Giants have gone away!!!
I had accepted Jesus as my Lord…I experienced the Peace that passes understanding, the Joy unspeakable and full of Glory, the Comfort and Love of the Holy Spirit.
Life was great!!! Until it wasn’t.
The Giants were creeping back. Those Christians that I prayed for and loved, rejected me….. Nothing I did satisfied. I was unsettled, indecisive, confused.
How could this be?
Depression, Rejection, Loneliness…. Worse than ever.
Does any of this seem familiar? Could it be your story? Are you enslaved by Giants?
Do you know Jesus as your Savior?
I know many Christians, who claim Jesus as Savior, even call Him Lord. When He is not.
Are they really saved? I think so, they believe and confess Jesus as Lord.
Will they be joyful, victorious conquerors, peaceful, effective witnesses? Not a chance.
How about you? Is He your Lord? Are you walking with Him or hiding because of sin?
David the man after Gods heart, long after defeating Goliath, (the Giant), after becoming the legitimate King of Israel. Found himself fighting and losing the battle to the Giants of pride, sexual sin and murder.
He had wondered from Gods side. He was the king, his word was law, he had everything he wanted, needed or desired.
He had a visit from Nathan the Prophet. He was shown the condition of his heart. He recognized his sin.
Now we see why he was a man after Gods heart. He immediately repented, turned around, asked forgiveness. A man who Loves his Lord. A man who knew forgiveness.
As a Christian for over 30 years I am sometimes convinced I’ve destroyed the Giants in my life.
Then when I’m fat, dumb, happy and satisfied: I am visited again. “The last giant, He had a bed made of iron; it was over thirteen feet long and six feet wide!”
This Giant is bigger than the others because I’ve been hiding and feeding him. Allowing this sin to be my real Lord. The part of me I wouldn’t and couldn’t submit to my loving, forgiving Savior.
I repent, I confess, I turn from my wicked ways. I pray Lord thank you for helping me to defeat yet again this Giant.
With Your help he becomes just a giant….With fastings and prayers, as I submit to Your will, I become strong in Your might. I defeat the giant.
I walk in victory with My Lord, Jesus Christ. I become the joyful, victorious conqueror, peaceful, effective witness that my Lord calls all of us to be.
Have you destroyed the Giants in your life? Jesus will show and strengthen you.
“Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.”
Let Him Lord and Savior today.
Thanks for visiting. Know you are loved.
We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is closer relationship.
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