Lately, I have been asking the the Lord to take me deeper; to live radically, and have powerful moments with Him! To enter boldly into the spiritual battles without the fear, holding tightly to faith in Him.
This has been my cry, but it also came with a question of HOW?
We all know the story of David and Goliath. Young, good looking, shepherd boy David, had so much faith and courage and was willing to fight the Philistine that everyone else was too afraid to approach.
1Sam 17:32 David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”
33 Then Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth.”
Saul discouraged David to fight the Philistine cause he was young and not experienced. Well David comes back with this answer…
1 Sam 17:36 “Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God.” 37 And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.”
Man was no match for Yehovah God. David was confident in the power of His God because He experienced deliverance in His private life from the bear and lion when they came for his sheep. This is where God revealed something to me: faith is built in the private time with Him and the radical moments begin in the prayer closet. It’s when I’m by myself, facing the attacks of the metaphorical “lions and bears” that I need to holdfast to faith and fight, knowing the power of God’s hand. This is a place where no one see’s. No one may ever know these personal moments of victory, but this is the place to strengthen my spiritual weapons and have personal radical moments with Him, so that when I do face the battles that are bigger and in front of an army, it doesn’t phase me cause I know that if God had the victory in private over my personal battles, then I know He will have victory over the “Goliath” that stands before me.
So He answered my question of “how?” And that is to begin praying; allow the Lord to reign and have victory in my personal battles over the lions and bears that attack, and have radical moments in private, to be strengthened in the faith and know that He will have victory always!
Don’t lose heart but be strengthened when in battle, bent, on your knees!
1Sam 17:50 Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand.