Wilderness Wanderers

Forty years of wilderness wandering plagued the Israelites because they listened to the report of 10 spies instead of God’s promise to give them the promised land. They had experienced God’s miraculous works for their deliverance, yet still, rather than believing God’s promise and facing their enemies with faith they were caught up in human deception and discouragement. The giants occupying their land were huge and the enemies were strong, the challenge too dangerous, the risk too great. They refused to move out and take possession for fear of their lives.

They wept and wailed through their night with bitterness! They complained and grumbled about their plight! Why did we leave Egypt? We’ll die in this forlorn land! Shouldn’t we just go back? Wouldn’t it be better? Be safer? Wouldn’t it just be easier back in captivity? Those unfaithful, unbelieving, grumbling Israelites twenty years and older never made it into the land of promise because God saw to it that their unbelief would not be honored.

Oh the wilderness wanderings we face when we focus on deception instead of truth. When we focus on the giants instead of the promises; when we rebel instead of trust! You know it don’t you? The wilderness of rebellion, unbelief, deception and despair? Does your old slavery and bondage to sin just seem more comfortable, easier and safer than trusting God for deliverance? We need to move on out and take what God has promised through trust, while He still gives opportunity. Courage is found when we take God at His word and trust him even though the giants are many and the tasks impossible.

1 Corinthians 10:11
“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”


Bring Down That Giant

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Oh those giants are huge aren’t they?  Those things that haunt us and taunt us, hunting us down ruthlessly! The enemies appear out of nowhere and just hang out in our houses like skeletons in the closet, our backyards and anywhere we go.  They hang over our heads and over our days like tons of heavy weight pressing in from every angle; around and beside, before and behind.  We try to escape them by running but they head us off at the pass, distract us at the crossroads, sideswipe us, and beat us to our destination!!!   How did they do that??  Simply because they are us and they lurk in our weaknesses and in our unforgiving spirit.  They’re powerful in our strongholds, and because the enemy is within and hangs about in our attitude and our thoughts, running isn’t the answer because every problem tags along.

So then, what is? How do we defeat the dreadful giants in our life? How do we come against them? David had five smooth stones, It only took one smooth stone of faith in His one true God to bring down the giant that stood before him. I wonder if he felt a pang of nervousness or doubt ~ just before battle? Most likely he did and most likely you will too if you decide to tackle that stronghold that lives with you and plagues you relentlessly day and night or creeps in on occasion to rile you and bring you down in defeat! But you can do it, if you go before it in the Name of the one True God and a smooth stone of faith! The battle isn’t yours but Gods. He’s got your back and your best interest at heart! He’s won! He’s the winner! He’s the champion of champions and the victor over death. With Him on your side and your smooth stone of faith in Him…how can you lose?

1 Samuel 17:45
“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.”

1 Samuel 17:47
All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give all of you into our hands.”

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Boldness In The Face Of Fear

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

In the spiritual realm a spiritual warfare is never won by cowards who hide behind fear, hurt and disappointment, or run from problems; all sure – fire ways of the enemy’s win in a spiritual battle. He wins if He can knock the Sword (The Word) out of your hand, and set you off on a “YouTurn” of running to retreat to safety! Surely in running and hiding, thoughts are on “Me, Myself and I” as we play right into the enemy’s hand! Selfish thinking is always a win/win for him and a lose/lose for us.

Be strong! Be bold and do right, even when faced with discouragement or fear. Face the giant before you! Stand up to it!! Speak God’s word over it and watch it crumble at your feet! Move on! Stand firm! Stay in God’s Word! Ask for divine direction and listen for divine solutions.

“The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”
Proverbs 28:1

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.”
1 Samuel 17: 45

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