Day 18

hen Saul said to David, “You can’t go fight this Philistine—for you’re just a youth, and he’s been a warrior since his youth.” - 1 Samuel 17:33

Heart Thoughts

Saul could only think in terms of “what Goliath could do to us.” David did not share Saul’s outlook on the battle. David did not think in terms of what Goliath could do to him but what the Lord of Hosts was going to do to Goliath through David.

When I first started ministering back in 1999, I had never done this before, and I was very nervous. Negative thoughts bombarded my mind: Michael, no one is going to listen to you, you’re going to make a fool of yourself. Why should they? I was a former junkie, high-school drop out. In other words, I was fearful of what all the Goliaths could do to me.

I had to counter those thoughts by saying under my breath, “Michael, the Lord of Hosts has raised you up, He has trained your hands for this purpose, the Lord of Hosts is with you and will go before you.” I stopped letting my giants intimidate me, and I started speaking to my giants. I stopped letting my giants talk me out of obedience, and I started acting in full-confidence with the Lord of Hosts.

You may be facing a Goliath today: your health, your financial situation, your work, or a relationship. Don’t let your mind drift towards, “what is Goliath going to do to me” but rather have a mindset like David that says, “Watch what the Lord of Hosts is going to do my Goliaths.” Don’t be scared to go around telling everyone how this situation is going to pass and you are going to make it and be victorious. Start speaking to your Goliaths and tell them that since the Lord of Hosts is with you that you will be healthy, whole, the head and not the tail, blessed not cursed and full of life.

Bracha

May the Lord of Hosts strengthen you today. May the Lord of Hosts give you full assurance that your Goliaths will fall, that the battle does belong to the Lord of Hosts. May you be blessed by the Lord of Hosts today to overcome all your giants.

For the Feed

Saul could only think in terms of “what Goliath could do to us.” David did not share Saul’s outlook on the battle. David did not think in terms of what Goliath could do to him but what the Lord of Hosts was going to do to Goliath through David.