The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Monday, November 11, 2013

The Mountain of Giants


The Mountain of Giants

     Hebron was a special mountain in which a city was built. It was a a piece of land that many desired. The Lord asked Lot and Abraham to pick out land and Abraham picked Hebron. It was special because it was a place of covenant (Gen 15), place of circumcision and name change (Gen 17), place of promise (Gen 18), place of “home” for descendants of Abraham (Gen 35:27, 37:14), Place of burial - all Patriarchs and their wives (except Rachel). Then later for Priests (Joshua 21:9-13), Refuge (Joshua 20:1-3, 7), The Giant-Slaying King (2 Samuel 2:11, 5:3), Anointing (2 Samuel 2:1-4, 5:3), and Control (2 Samuel 2:11, 15:7-10). It was the a special mountain where that God gave Abraham, so when Israel’s descendants moved off the mountain and to Egypt, it was left. The enemy saw a chance to claim a stronghold and the three giants of Anakim moved in. 

    Years later when the Israelites were heading to the Promised Land they spied out Cannon. Ten of the spies were scared of the 18-foot giants in the land and only two were courageous and believed God would gain the victory. Because of the unbelief they had to wander in the wilderness and die off. Only three from that group lived, Joshua and Caleb, and Moses. Finally after the victory of Jericho and years later, Moses is dividing up the rest of the land and Caleb claims that mountain at 80 years old. The giants still inhabit the mountain, but Caleb knows God will give it to him and he still has the strength as when he was 40 years old. The mountain is given to him and he wins the victory and moves in, reclaiming that special ground. 

    Battling the physical giants relates to spiritual giants as well. Those 18-feet giants were extremely daunting, but God won the victory. How many spiritual giants are encamped in my life? Some of the giants of today would be lust, fear, anxiety, anger, and others seem huge, but they are not to rule and control us. If only the believer could learn to look at the problems and tell them how big God is, instead of the other way around. They are putting more faith in the enemy than Jesus’s power. They should not befriend the giant, but let God kill it. In their own strength they can not slay those giants they are way to huge, but God can. How long is the battle going to go on? It’s not meant  to be forever battle. God wants to deliver the Christian from their giants now. God promises and He delivers! Sure it IS impossible. 

   But I know the God of the impossible! I need to believe my God, that He can do it. I need to claim the mountain with the same passion as Caleb did. Those giants may seem like a special giant that maybe God wouldn’t be able to deliver from those, but no, and they may seem like family when He kicks them out. I need to walk forward and know that I am going to have the victory because He’s given it. We were encouraged to go through some questions and see what “giants” we’ve allowed in our life. He told us to write a list of ungodly things that need deleted and a list of things that need added to our lives. I’ll be working on that list and trusting that He is able! He is the Conqueror!