Battles - Christian School Program
Remember the TV show called “Land of the Giants”? Seven people from earth found their spaceship caught in some kind of time warp and ended up on a planet where everything was twelve times larger than on earth. Each week they battled giant cats, children, and soldiers. It was a little strange but raised an interesting question. What would we do if everything and everyone was a giant….except for us?
The truth is that we do live in a land of giants. There are things that are bigger than us which seem to stand between us and where God wants us to be. In the Christian school program, I encounter family members that are facing giants every day. These giants come in the form of addictions, poor choices, worrying about things that are out of their control. These giants are very real! This is why it’s so important to pray for the Lord's wisdom and guidance before every home visit I make.
When talking about the giants they face, we go to the scriptures. One example is Hebrews 12:1-2: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
This gives us the ultimate answer for all the giants of life – look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. The truth is we have a choice, and we are faced with a question, who are we relying on to defeat our giants? All of the giants that we battle are designed to bring us closer to God. We can’t think that we’ll fight the giants of our lives under our own strength, we must look to the Lord. I go to every home visit with the mindset of conquering giants, and I think to myself, onward Christian soldier marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before.