December 11

Written by Bill Grandi on December 11th, 2020

Random thoughts gleaned from my various reading this morning:

In the story of David and Goliath, two thoughts bear to have an audience:

  1. Prevailing over giants isn’t accomplished by using their technique. David’s greatest piece of armor was his inner shield of faith.
  2. Conquering giants isn’t accomplished without great skill and discipline. My weapon is the sword of the Spirit not a club or physical sword. 

(From Good Morning, Lord…Can we Talk? by Chuck Swindoll)

“For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day…You therefore must endure hardships as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him to enlisted him as a soldier.”  2 Timothy 1:12; 2:3-4  (NKJV)

How important both of those Scriptures are. Put them together with the thoughts from C.S. and they leave us with some powerful lessons. One big one is the need for reliance upon and surrender to the Holy Spirit to fight our battles. My strength does not come from outward sources; it comes from God’s power from within in the Person of the Holy Spirit.

“Father, in this battle of life, help me to rely on You not on me or my own strength and wisdom.”



2 Comments so far ↓

  1. When we are weak, God is strong. He will fight our battles!
    Blessings, Bill!