Giants & Strongholds

Do you believe in giants?  They exist you know.  They are all around us and we interact with them every day.  What?  You don’t think so?  You haven’t seen any 12 foot men and women walking around your neighborhood.  You haven’t even seen any 6 foot toddlers!  Okay. Okay.  Give me a moment and I will try to explain.

The giants I’m speaking of live inside each of us.  They have taken up residence and made themselves quite comfortable in our lives.  They inhabit our heads and our hearts.  They whisper to us as they go about shuffling from one spot to the next.  They look for the weak spots in us.  When they find one! Whumpf!  They set that big old king-size bed right down and make themselves a home which soon becomes a castle and that soon becomes a stronghold

Are you still here?  Good.  What I’m talking about is that littlest word… sin.  Rarely do we think of it as a giant. It’s just that one little thing and I didn’t mean to do it and I have no intention of doing it again and oh whoops I just slipped there but I can get right back on track and that won’t stop me doggone it happened again I can’t believe I tripped over that thing again.  Have you had this conversation with yourself about ANYTHING?  Yes.  Anything.  Giants come in so many forms I don’t even know where to begin. 

Giants can be pride, gossip, a critical attitude, greed, lust, envy, jealousy.  Giants can be a bad habit and we all seem to have one of those, even if its just picking your nose.  With Covid19 everywhere right now, just think how bad a habit that nose-picking is!!!  Giants can disguise themselves as good things too.  Maybe you are one of those people who help others, and help others, and help others not because you want to but because you can’t say no.  It looks good on the outside, but you are miserable on the inside; frustrated, aggravated, insulted.  So you see, giants really are everywhere. 

Now I am hoping you are thinking about your own giants and what to do with them.  I am really, really hoping you are thinking about how to get rid of them.  I think you may have already realized that they won’t go away on their own.

That is exactly where Pastor Ann comes in.  On Sunday, Pastor Ann will be talking to us about the strongholds those giants have created in our lives and what we ought to do about them.

We will be doing drive-in style service again this week so worship will start promptly at 10:55 a.m.  We will be live-streaming Pastor Ann’s sermon beginning at 11:15 a.m. on Facebook.  If you can’t join us in person or follow along while she’s preaching, we will post her sermon on our YouTube channel as soon as possible after service.