Sunday, April 29, 2012

He Would'a Had His Face Beat Into the Dirt

I'm sitting here listening to the song "Motions" by Matthew West.

"I don't wanna go through the motions.
I don't wanna live one more day
Without your all-consuming passion inside of me.
I don't wanna live my whole life asking,
'What if I had given everything?
Instead of going through the motions.'"

You know what dude in the Bible probably didn't feel like he went through the motions? David. Man, his life was interesting. And I think it's because he lived by faith. Real faith. Faith that put men more than twice his age to shame. Okay, we've all heard the story of David and Goliath a million times, but it was only the other day that I really payed attention to the way he answered Goliath. He straight-up pwned dude. Like, I bet that big-o' philistine was speechless. I mean, how could you come back to that. I would get a little nervous after hearing this:

"You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the LORD will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD’S and He will give you into our hands."

Okay, as I was reading this, I was like leaning forward and cheering! WHOO! You tell that Goliath. I was instantly convicted. I don't have a physical giant to fight with, just proverbial "giants" in my life. But, how often do I scream at those giants, "I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts. The LORD will deliver you into my hands!" That's my problem! That's why I have trouble tackling issues in life. Because I don't say, "In the name of Jesus, you are NOTHING!"

I had a major duh moment.

This dude was not scared. He saw everyone doing absolutely ZERO about this massive man in the field cursing his God. He wouldn't have it. He went to the King, grabbed some stones and killed that cocky warrior. How? With faith. With faith.

I BET that if David had the attitude, "Maaaan, I'm gonna show these cowards what I'm made of." Then he probably would've been squished like a grape. That Goliath would'a beat his face into the dirt. But, he said, "The Lord will deliver me."

What courage. So, let's learn from his tactic. Tackle problems with the Word of God, faith, prayer and courage. In the name of Jesus, toss the stones!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know you'll probably get sick of me commenting, but I just want you to know that people are still reading!!! So keep writing Ash!!!

Lexi Winters