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Day 5 Devotional (Week 2)
Friday, April 22, 2011

"David said moreover, 'The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.'  And Saul said unto David, 'Go, and the LORD be with thee.'" -- 1 Samuel 17:37

David remembered that God had delivered him in the past.  David knew that God would deliver him in the present and future.

God brought to my memory a song called the "Voice of Truth":

Oh what I would do to have the kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant with just a sling and a stone . . . but the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me, reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed . . . but the voice of truth tells me a different story, the voice of truth says "do not be afraid!" and the Voice of truth says, "this is for My glory."

After reading the scripture verse and song together, my oldest daughter, Jamie, age 11, commented that everyone has giants.  Over the years, we have had to deal with giants like fear, anger, death, grief, and depression.  Every time we pray and ask God specifically for help, He hears us.  We have to learn to trust that He will deliver us.  God has always provided:  jobs, shelter, clothing, food, friends, counselors, encouragement and peace.  He cares about the details of our lives.

He cares about our church family and our decisions today will affect the future.  We want the new Worship center to be for His glory.  We want it to be a place where we can praise and worship God and be delivered from our giants.

Dear God, Thank you for your deliverance.  Amen.

Prepared by James and Melanie Watkins

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