Radiate in Perfect Armor
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.
“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine 1 Samuel 17:38-40 (HCSB)
Young David would radiate with total God confidence as he faced a bully and rewrote history.
David said to the Philistine: “You come against me with a dagger, spear, and sword, but I come against you in the name of Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel’s armies—you have defied Him. Today, the Lord will hand you over to me. Today, I’ll strike you down, cut your head off, and give the corpses[l] of the Philistine camp to the birds of the sky and the creatures of the earth. Then all the world will know that Israel has a God, and this whole assembly will know that it is not by sword or by spear that the Lord saves, for the battle is the Lord’s. He will hand you over to us.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (HCSB)
Long before David faced a giant God was equipping him when he encountered and killed the lion. God further equipped David when he killed the bear. These were necessary trials and victories to equip young David with not only the precision and skill, but the courage and confidence to know he could.
Be confident in who you are. Be yourself. You are good enough!
David did not defeat Goliath wearing King Saul’s royal armor and wielding a royal sword. David defeated the enemy with one stone from a nearby stream and a fire in his belly to defend the name of the Lord.
God has uniquely and perfectly equipped you to face each and every thing you encounter. You will not only survive it, but thrive because of it. Run to the battle line my friends knowing full well who has gone before you, ordered your steps, prepared the way, and who has your back.
Trust and know God has equipped you with the perfect armor to fight your battle, to slay your enemy, to walk in victory. The victory is yours. The glory belongs to the Lord.
Your purpose is defined in Him. Walk it out in faith, joy, grace, peace and love. It may not be easy, but it surely will be worth it my sisters and brothers.
How do I know? I am living proof.
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