For forty days, every morning, and every afternoon, a drunk giant had screamed curses at the king and his band of warriors… and not one man was willing to tell him to shut up. Forty days! He stood in front of thousands of men in a battle-hardened army and said, “Give me a man, that we may fight!” The entire army was intimidated. The giant was asking the thousands of warriors, “IS THERE NOT A MAN THAT WILL STAND AND FIGHT?” The world is seeking that answer today.
Jesus’ brother James taught us, “Obstacles make you larger.” He taught us as men not to resist the pain of becoming a larger man. He said, “When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” King David, as a young man, is perhaps our best example of how to endure a deep, wounding pain and allow God to turn it into greatness, largeness. Catch how this applies to you.
Life is full of traps. Some we see, and still walk into them. Others are unseen and we are surprised when captured by them. Regardless of whether we are caught or not, they are all around us every day. I’m no golf pro, but I know about traps, so let me coach you a little.
The trap right now is making New Year’s resolutions. Don’t just make a resolution—start a habit. And here’s the habit to start: make decisions against yourself.
Crisis hits all of our lives - what do we do when it happens? What should we prepare for…and what will help us get through it? Paul starts with the story of being a passenger in a small plane at 8600 feet when the engine blew up…what now? This episode unmasks the deceit of fear and how fear tries to conquer our lives in the midst of crisis. Paul talks about panic and how to cope in the intensity of a crisis - how to be hones and find a way through.