Saturday, February 21, 2009

Facing Your Giants

Ok. Time for another book review. I just got done reading Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado. The chapters are short, so I used it as a devotional (there are also study questions in the back). The book is cool because it chronicles the life of David and relates the lessons he learned to our lives and culture today. Max writes in a way that brings Scripture to life and makes it easier to understand.

Here are some thoughts from the last chapter...

How do you face the giants in your life? By facing God first.

Focus on giants, you stumble. Focus on God, your giants tumble.

5 Stones to Take Into Battle

1. Stone of the Past - Remember what God has already done for you. He is faithful.

2. Stone of Prayer - "[God] will keep in perfect peace all who trust in [Him], whose thoughts are fixed on [Him]" - Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

3. Stone of Priority - Your battle is God's opportunity to show His power.

4. Stone of Passion - David ran, not away from, but toward his giant. Take action.

5. Stone of Persistence - Never give up.

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