Forty Days of Prayer - Day 34

Posted by Junior Colton Johnson on 5/25/2019 7:00:00 AM

Identity in Christ

Day 34

Saturday, May 25, 2019

But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”    1 Samuel 17:34-37

David and goliath is arguably the most famous Bible story in God's Word. Even though I have been told this story and have read this story more times than I can count, there is still one concept I can’t get my mind around. How is David so confident? I gave Russell Wilson his plate of food last year and I was shaking in my boots, but David spoke to a King and then killed a giant with seemingly no fear. This confidence has been something I've always wanted; I wanted to be David. Sure telling everyone that I have killed a lion would be cool, but the confidence of David is what I desire. In the end David is not confident in himself or his strength or his mad awesome slingshot skills, but his confidence lies with God. David knows who he is- he is a son of God and no one can stand against God. As Christians we are also sons of God, yet most of the time our self-confidence is nothing to be desired. We try to find confidence in our grades or our looks or athletics, but there is always someone bigger, smarter, and better looking. Only God can give us that peace we all want. Trust in God and believe that he will hold you. He loves you and as a son of God you can be confident in Christ’s victory.

Junior Colton Johnson

Prayer:

  • Pray for God to teach our students to take up the shield of faith, wear the helmet of salvation, and carry the sword of the spirit, God’s Word.
  • Praise for God’s faithfulness and provision to our school. Pray for continued wisdom and discernment for those who lead our school.
  • Thank God for his mercy to you.

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