Daily Bible Verse:              Acts 26:16

‘Rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose…’

- The Lord wants you to stand up in His strength and ability.
- He has a plan and a purpose for your life.
- You are not here by mistake or by accident.
- Be encouraged, He has chosen and appointed you for His purposes.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for the reassurance that You have a plan and purpose for my life. I choose to rise and take hold of what You have for me. May my life be an instrument in Your hand and may I be a blessing to those around me. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse: Acts 26:16
‘Rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose…’

Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 45:22
‘Look to Me, and be saved.’

Alive to God Blog


May 8, 2023

There was a time in the history of the nation of Israel that a giant called Goliath would come out and shout across the valley and threaten them. When the nation heard these rantings they were filled with fear.

1 Samuel 17:11'When Saul and the Israelites heard this, they were terrified and deeply shaken.' One day a young man called David arrived and he saw things from a different perspective. When David heard the shouting and the threats, He said: 'Who is this Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?'

Sometimes we give things undue magnitude and authority in our lives when in fact they are nothing compared to God's greatness and faithfulness. We need to begin to see things in the proper perspective. The challenges and enemies that you are facing are less formidable than they seem. They may stand around you shouting and screaming their challenges and threats, but if we will move forward in His power and strength. He will intervene and deliver us. Do the possible and leave the impossible to God. David did the possible, he took his slingshot and his stones and he faced the giant on the strength of God's faithfulness and the enemy disappeared in front of his eyes. Don't leave things unattended and hope they will go away. Daily the nation of Israel would listen to the shouting and do nothing, perhaps hoping that it would just go away. It took one young man, David, to look the giant in the eyes and recognise him as a 'tiny giant', and the victory was won.

I believe that the Lord wants to come and remind you that He is with you. He wants you to remember His faithfulness and He wants you to remind yourself that He is in charge of all of heaven's armies and that He will fight for you. Don't allow the challenges to become a giant in your life, see things in proper perspective and begin to trust and not be afraid. Here is a promise for you as you move forward, away from fear and doubt, into a place of confidence in God. Nothing is too difficult for Him.

Leviticus 26:6'I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid.'

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