David and Goliath

So much can be learned from this story; not just about a fight between two men.  It represents two modes of thinking.  The Goliath is always seen as bullying, scary and offensively large  dark thoughts, while the thought of David represents humility and turning to God, knowing the battle is always His anyway.  After refusing the armor of Saul, he was rewarded with the protection of God.

It reminds me of a horror film.  We know it is just a movie but still get frightened.  I Samuel 17: 37 reads “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.'”

Today, I will practice turning to God first.

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False Gods

Whenever dark thoughts begin to fill our mind, they become gods!  The Bible clearly says to “Have no other gods before me”.  By staying alert, we can easily see what is bringing us down mentally and refute this thought and replace it with the knowledge that God is all-encompassing and omnipotent Good.  Being grateful and humble breaks the mesmerism of darkness.  Pride and fear lead to the darkness.

1 Corinthians 13:11 reads, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.”  I have to remind myself of this from time to time.