Hi Parents! Happy Thanksgiving!
Last week we learned God was not happy with Saul. Though he started good he was not the kind of leader Israel needed. He was too quick to do things his own way rather than following what God wanted him to do. Imagine how life in America would be if our leaders made following God a priority.
David was apparently about 16 when he confronted Goliath. And yet I must say I think he had more faith in God that day than I've had my entire life. Goliath was almost 10 feet tall and had been a warrior most of his life. The Bible tells us David ran toward Goliath as they confronted each other. The Bible also tells us before this "So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him [David] in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power." 1 Samuel 16:13. It is easy for me to think that it was only because of the Spirit that David was able to do what he did. But wait a minute...I have that same Spirit in me. Why am I afraid to do mighty things for God? Is God calling me to do something but it's not getting done because I'm afraid (that I'm not good enough?) (that it is too much for me to do?) (that I don't have time?)(that it IS scary?) Is God calling you to do something?
PLEASE read chapter 11 with your family and talk about it this week. God bless you and please have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.