Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Morning Coffee - Taking on the Giants!

There we saw the giants   Num. 13:33

Giants stand for great difficulties; and giants are stalking everywhere. They are in our families, in our churches, in our social life, in our own hearts; and we must overcome them or they will eat us up, as men of old said of the giants of Canaan.

There is a prevalent idea that the power of God in a human life should lift us above all trials and conflicts. The fact is, the power of God always brings a conflict and a struggle. One would have thought that on his great missionary journey to Rome, Paul would have been carried by some mighty providence above the power of storms and tempests and enemies. But, on the contrary, it was one long, hard fight with persecuting Jews, with wild tempests, with venomous vipers and all the powers of earth and hell, and at last he was saved, as it seemed, by the narrowest margin, and had to swim ashore at Malta on a piece of wreckage and barely escape a watery grave.

Was that like a God of infinite power? Yes, just like Him.

The men of faith said, "They are bread for us; we will eat them up." In other words, "We will be stronger by overcoming them than if there had been no giants to overcome."

Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman

Time to refill my cup and boldly face the giants of today.



  1. Good thoughts as so many people are suffering these days. Don't know where people got the idea that if they are faithful they will not have hardships. Look at His chosen people.

  2. One of my favorite stories from the Old Testament: "They are Giants" tells so much about one's perspective, doesn't it? Caleb and Josuah were optimists; they knew they would overcome with God on their side. What a good lesson there is in that!

  3. Giants are for overcoming, and thanks be to God who, through Christ Jesus, ALWAYS causes us to triumph. Yippee, we win, we win!