Are You A Slumbering Giant?

A boy walked out onto a field of men. The sounds of battle echoed for miles around them. On one side, the enemy. On the other side, his family.

One man, on the enemy’s side, stood feet above the rest. He was their champion fighter. He raised his massive arms and said, “I defy these puny men and your army this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.” The laughter rippled through the crowd behind him as they saw the fear across the field. He continued taunting, degrading and belittling the boy’s family.

The boy was not afraid. His heart churned with anger. “Is God not bigger than these men?” Yet his family trembled in fear. He told them, “Let me at him! I will fight!”

They scoffed; he was too young, too small, and too immature. “If only your stature were the size of your bravery child!”

They now stooped to the enemy’s same devices, belittling him and degrading him! They bought-in to the enemy’s unbelief!

Is unbelief keeping you out of the fight? Do you doubt your skills? Your talents? Your gender? Your background? Your education? God is no respecter of college degrees! God is no respecter of gender or age! He respects believing! What is the worst thing the devil could do?

Steal your belief in a mighty GOD!

“Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27

Are you ignoring the fight because you don’t believe in your own earthly talents?

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13

The boy took five smooth stones and a sling. Did he have a degree from the College of Technology and War? All he had was his belief in God. God had saved him before, this was no different.

Here is our verse for today;

“Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6

 “How does this verse fit Terri?”

Sleep is the Greek word, “katheudō”  This verb, according to usage means, “an indifference to our salvation.” It would be like someone just going along with whatever comes to them. This is the proverbial Slumbering Giant.

Every language has contrast words. “Watch” in this verse is that contrast word, grēgoreō, which means to watch, give strict attention to, be cautious, active.

Everything God does for us revolves around our blessing, or our protection– or both. Watch dilligently for both blessing and protection.

I’ve been around plenty of slumbering Christians in my day. They hear the Word and it wakes them for a moment, then they roll over and go back to sleep, or they complain about how terrible things are.

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” Ephesians 5:14

Today is our day and to rise up with belief in our MIGHTY GOD, not our own small stature. The same earth rending power that broke open the grave of Jesus Christ, will stand and fight for us today. That same power moves to bless us with the abundance promised in John 10:10b.

God wants the very best for us. But a powerful tool he gave us, was freewill.

Join me today in prayer for our country and for the believers around the world. Today is the day to wake the believing giants around you.

God Bless You!

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