Fresh Hope – 9th November 2019

1 Samuel 17 vs 37 – “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, will certainly rescue me form the hand of the giant Philistine.” 

The same David that had victory against the lion and the bear, is the same David that had victory against the giant Goliath.

His previous victory was not only recorded in 1 Samuel 17 vs 37, it was recorded in his mind.

 Someone once said “write your failures in the sand and write your victories in stone.”

I’m sure you’ve all had a day at the beach, whereby you’ve spent hours creating some castle masterpiece, moat and the works, or writing your names and declaring love in the sand. But, as sure as can be, that masterpiece will be gone as soon as the tide comes in.

That’s how we should deal with failure. Understand that forgiveness from God, means it has gone forever and we should not keep recalling it.

Too many people write their failures in stone. No, don’t do that.  Write them in sand.

Victories however, should be written in stone.  Firmly in your mind. So the next time you are faced with a similar situation, you can recall the victory you had and it will give you faith to take on the next one.

David, when faced with the giant Goliath, thought to himself, “I’ve done this with similar, I can do it again”. “God helped me before, He will help.”

Today, recall your victories, write them down and remind yourselves of the never ending faithfulness of God.

Pastor Gillian

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