Doing everything right all of the time just isnít possible. Being a Christian doesnít mean, being perfect. But what we have to be is willing to listen to, and do as God tells us, when He tells us to do it.
Our finances were bad. Rent was over due and we didnít have any of it. We had bills that we werenít able to pay. My three kids and Markís son were all coming over for the next six days. We were painting signs at the time but there was no work in sight. Mark was tired all the time and having terrible headaches, that was the first giant, in the land.
Elijah was a baby and he had just gotten over a cold. My mom and Dad would baby sit when we had work so my mom got the cold from Elijah while babysitting. Because of her age and because she had contracted mono, before, and it hurt her immune system, she asked me not to bring Elijah over any more when he was sick. That was the second giant in the land
Markís daughter, Melody, called and asked to stay with us for the weekend, because she had just moved into a new place and they didnít have any gas for heat. That wouldnít have been bad but she said that her kids were also sick, and I was afraid that Elijah would get sick again and then we wouldnít be able to leave him with my parents if we got some work. That was giant number three.
We were up against a lot, just like the Israelites were up against a lot when they were in the desert, before they were to enter into the land of milk and homey,
God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, He led them through the desert with fire at night and clouds during the day. He gave them everything that they needed. God led them up to the land that he was to give them, God gave the land of milk and honey to the Israelites, but the Israelites grumbled against God saying, ďThe Lord hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us. Where can we go? Our brothers have made us lose heart they say, ĎThe people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.Ē The Anakites were compared to giants, or Nephilim. The Amorites were a very wicked people and their cities were fortified, and the Israelites were very afraid of these people.
God said that he would carry the Israelites as a Father carries a son but they were still afraid, they did not trust God. So, God said that only the children and a few others would make it into the land. The Israelites, then decided that they were going to fight their way in, God told them not to try, God knew they would not succeed, but they did it anyway, and without Godís help, the people failed.
Iím no better, God has promised me so many things but all I see are giants. Not enough money for my bills, or food for my kids. Sickness and threats of sickness. If I want that promised land then Iím really going to have to trust God and that doesnít mean giving up, or complaining! God also showed the Israelites that they have to do things His way or they will not succeed. I need to trust God but I also need to do things when He wants them done and the way He wants things done then and only then can I, enter and face those giants!