Scriptures: 1 Samuel 17:50-51
The story of David and Goliath is a famous Bible story. Goliath is the villain, the enemies champion and the Bible calls him a giant. David is the youngest son of Jesse, a shepherd and he is sent to deliver food for his older brothers. Goliath challenges Israel: "Give me man to fight." David a young lad agrees to face the giant.
David throws a stone at the giant with a sling. Many believe that the stone killed Goliath, but David killed Goliath with his own sword. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, drew it out of the sheath and slew him and cut off his head.
It was an old sword in new hands. "And take the helmet of salvation, and then sword of the Spirit, which is word of God." Ephesians 6:17. "For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the diving asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. "Hebrews 4:12
There is a generation that must learn to use the sword. No matter your age we must all face giants before we can progress forward. David had a calling, but had not faced his challenge. It was God's anointing that took the giant down, but it was the sword that finished the job.
Your victories will lie in your ability to use the Old Sword. The anointing brings the possibility of a victory. But it is the sword that secures the victory. Who will take up the old sword in this hour?
Scriptures: Proverbs 17:24
So what are you going to do for God in 2016? 2016 will be a year of challenges, changes and choices. A spiritually mature person aims at wise actions, but the spiritually immature person starts off in many directions. Don't just walk into 2016 hoping things will get better.
Begin 2016 with goals, objectives and a target. Aim at something you want to accomplish this year: work towards a productive goal, set your sights on a specific target and define your primary objectives.
In 2016 there will come unique circumstances: there will be circumstances we have no control over. There will be circumstances that arise because of our own choices, but we always have control over how we act and respond to circumstances.
You can choose this year what type of person you are going to be: an accuser who blames others for their lack of growth, an adversary. An excuser: one who always has an excuse for their lack action- a justifier. Or a chooser: they choose the direction they are going to take- navigators.
In 2016: begin it now: Do it now! Circumstances will never be ideal: too many Christians are waiting for things to settle down. Start now while things are unsettled.
What kind of believer will you be this year? An accuser: adversary. An excuser: justifier. A chooser: navigator. The choice is yours!