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  • Henry Omotayo

Dare to Believe?

Mark 11:19-24

Message No. 0569 | Twitter @GodandUs |

What makes a little boy to confront a war giant who is taller and bigger than anyone else standing beside him is certainly not strength, power or know-how. A 17-year-old does not confront a champion by reason of lack of understanding of the risks or dangers of such a ‘foolish’ idea. No, David was not that naïve. He knew that if he failed to kill Goliath, he was a goner. He knew that his brothers who were already on the battlefield would have a hard time explaining to his father why they, with their eyes opened, would allow him to approach a giant on an apparent suicide mission.

No, it’s not foolishness. What made David to take such unprecedented act is called Faith. David, it was, who had confronted lions and bears in the past and had torn them to pieces. He knew that all that was not by reason of strength, but that a supernatural power was behind him. If David conquered a lion, he knew all too well that a human being would be just a piece of cake, because the same force who was behind him against the most powerful animals of this world would never let him down.

In Mark 9:23, the Bible says:

…If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.

Faith is a powerful force, and this is the reason why, in Mark 11:23, Jesus likened its power to moving mountains just by speaking:

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

An adage says that wisdom is greater than power. As God’s children, we understand that the most powerful forces on earth are not physical. In 2 kings 6:8-23, Elisha never left his house, but he knew exactly what the king of Syria and his officers were planning in his palace. That’s power!

Believing God ignites a powerful force to deliver your needs. Believing God means that you trust Him to perform what He already promised. Believing God means that you relegate all other options to focus on Him. Believing God means that you would rather be vulnerable with Him than with anyone else. Believing God means that you have decided to surrender complete control to Him. Believing God means that you know, without a doubt, that you are in perfect Hands.

Can you dare God for that pressing matter? If all other options have already failed, what else do you have to lose? When you hand over something to God, you relax. David was so sure of his faith in God that he actually ran toward the giant rather than being cautious or stepping back in fear. He had no weapons or protection other than a sling and a stone, but he was the aggressor. There was no doubt in his mind that the stone was incapable of killing a human being, but there was no doubt in his mind that it was enough to kill the giant. Reason? The power behind the stone!

After the stone sank into Goliath’s forehead, David actually had to borrow the giant’s own weapon to cut his head off. The weapon that Hamman designed to kill Mordecai was used to kill Hamman in the end, because Esther dared to believe God. When you believe God, the weapons that the enemy put together to fight you will actually turn on them and be their destroyer.

I challenge you to believe God for that situation. When you try Him once and see His faithfulness, you will not want to not trust Him in future situations. As you start this week, please step out in faith, knowing that your God cannot leave you unattended. May this week mark the beginning of a pleasant journey in your relationship with God, in Jesus’ name. Amen. Remain blessed!

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