Saturday, October 20, 2012
Day 20: Killing the giant
1 Samuel 17:47 “The battle is the Lord’s…”
As David approached his gigantic opponent it appeared to be
a mismatch. Goliath was truly an intimidating foe and most
contestants were defeated before the conflict even began due to
the giant’s arrogant boasts and his daunting physique – but not
David. He had a confidence that defied the circumstances. David
won this battle because he recognized that it wasn’t his. David
knew the battle was the Lord’s.
The challenge of revival and awakening in America is huge.
The continuous increase in attitudes of apathy and complacency
coupled with a lack of godliness and holiness among professing
believers can be discouraging to all who desire to see the church
revitalized and renewed. But, as Christians labor to see the tide
turn, they must acknowledge that our enemy, Satan, will not be
conquered by puny human mechanisms. It’s only as we surrender
in prayer to the Great Giant Killer, Jesus Christ, that we will see Him
winning the battle for revival and awakening (see Psalm 108:12-13).
Awakening can come and the Great Commission accomplished
only because the Great Commissioner has promised to be with us
“always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
• Pray for believers to not grow weary in asking for revival and
• Ask the Lord for a great dependence on His ability to revitalize the
church in America