Summary: Overcoming Obstacles in our life with the 5 smooth stones (FAITH) and a sling (GOD)
Over the years we all have read the scriptures of David and Goliath. and that very task of this young David defeating such a man elevated him to be the great King of Gods people. But the one important fact that made David such a success is not only that he walk strongly in his Faith but his Attitude in both Love and Faith brought his great success in the eyes of God inspite of his failures. If we recall in 1Samuel 16 God sends the prophet Samuel to the house of Jesse the Bethlehemite to seek the new King of Israel amongst his sons. keep in mind that Samuel first seeked by outward appearance but God seeked in the heart. Let me expound on the subject matter the one thing that David displayed early in his life was the attitude of gratitude, which simply means that he displayed thankfulness, love, faithfulness and believed in the great Jehovah with his all heart. To simple say David is known to all as the man that cherished the heart of God. Henceforth allow me the opportunity to ask the question have you ever faced a Giant in your Life? As I pose this question it is clear that our Father in Heaven allows situations and circumstances to occur in this journey called life to display that he is All-powerful in everything and also that he is on our side. As I move forward in this message it is clear that we have first understand that our attitude determines our altitude in life. We have utilizes these key points:
1. Don't judge a book by its cover
2. Be Confident in your Faith
3. Posse Courage to face your Giants
As we read in this passage how Jesse sent David with grain and loaves to his brothers while they were encamped at war. And when he arrived at the campground he overheard the men talking about their fear to go up against Goliath the giant philistine. He question the men about who is this uncircumcised Philistine that defies our living God. Eliab his brother became upset and approached first chastising him for being prideful to come to war grounds and leave the sheep unattended. Now in that statement first of all Eliab judged to quickly. the men even look at David's young age and size as he spoke of their fear to face their enemy Goliath. Saul even looked upon the lad as if he had lost his mind to say I will go forth and defeat this Giant that defies our Living God. Yet even Goliath laughed at the very sight of David. Now think about you are in battle campgrounds and men that are to be protecting your people are afraid to face their enemy yet these men proclaim to believe in the living God. Wouldn't you look at them the same way that David did surprised at how much little faith they posses in thy great Jehovah. But let us look at from Gods point of view he takes the ordinary and creates the extraordinary when we face battles. Jesus makes it clear regarding little faith which displays judging by the cover. For instance in
Matthew 6:30 (KJV)
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?