Topic: Face Your Goliath – Higher Every Day – Pastor W. F. Kumuyi. [Sunday, June 4, 2017]
“Then said David to the Philistine, thou comest to me with a swordbut I come to thee in name of the LORD of hosts” (I Samuel 17:45).
David’s conquest of Goliath after forty days of fear, shame, depression, and mental torture on the part of the Israelites due to threats from this Philistine’s Goliath was a great relief to Israel. Dr. J. H. Jowett said, “Evil never surrenders its hold without a sore fight.” As a Christian youth, you may be facing a reproach through a kind of Goliath in the form of: lack, temptations, sickness, difficult school subjects, and persecution from unbelieving relatives. This is a call to fight the fight of faith.
Just as David courageously faced and defeated Goliath of Gath, you will do same through importunate prayers, total faith in God, swift and prompt action on God’s revealed plan, a consuming zeal for God’s name and glory, and application of God’s word. Today, you must defy any Goliath in your way to the abundant life that God has for you.
In your own little way, let your light shine for Christ and live to please Him daily. A sinner cannot defeat Goliath, so if you are not born again, repent now.
Challenge: Defeat your Goliath today to inherit your destiny.
Prayer: Oh God, help me to overcome whatever stands against me as Goliath.
Quote: A sinner cannot defeat Goliath
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalm 118:8-17