June 21, 2012

1 Samuel 17:11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.
The Philistine was the giant Goliath. He challenged a representative of Israel to come fight him to the death- winner takes all for his army. Goliath was big. The Israelites were scared. Fear is a gift from God. It can restrain us from doing something stupid or dangerous. But it can also keep us from being faithful or courageous. And the difference isn’t always easy to distinguish. When do you suck it up and take the next step forward and when do you wisely walk away? These are the things that deepen our prayer lives. What is your issue with fear?

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