With Courage

So, we are just now watching The Bible Series put on by the History Channel. Last night we watched the shepherd David — soon to be King — take down Goliath with a sling-shot and a stone. And I was quite taken by David as he confidently picked up the stone and walked fiercely out to meet the giant while reciting the 23rd Psalm.

There was so much immense power and courage in His stride to victory. He felt no doubt that the Lord, His God, was with Him.

Now, I realize there was much artistic liberty taken in the making of this series and what David actually said to Goliath that day was…

“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. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.  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.” (1 Samuel 17 45-47) 

But, I imagine His courage to be very much the same as it was depicted, for indeed, he did know that the Lord God was with Him.

This scene weaved in and out of my thoughts. And the question passed through me… do I speak and claim God’s Word for me with such courage?

No.

Often the words of Psalm 23 come out in a moment of fear. They fall from my lips in a whimper as if to beg Him for His mercy instead of being sure of His love and watch care over me.

And the conviction wells up within… Where is my courage and my confidence in His promises to me?

It’s not as if the Israelites had it easy. I know some were fortunate enough to experience God up close and personal, but still they suffered greatly. However, as God’s anointed, Noah, Abraham, David, Paul and so many others remained courageous because of their great Faith in Him.

Father, bless me with such great Faith as these — I deeply desire to walk with Courage.

 

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04.09.13

“I deeply desire to walk with Courage.” Me too. I also want to remember what David so often had to remember. Get up and try again.
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04.09.13

“Where is my courage and my confidence in His promises to me?” Love that thought. We have NO reason to NOT have courage and confidence in His promises. We can stand firm on them. I, too, deeply desire to walk in courage!
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