Goliath! You Are Going Down!

David Slaying Goliath, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1616

David Slaying Goliath, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1616

I remember one Vacation Bible School I planned in the past years having David and Goliath roaming around all day and David had a chance to slay Goliath over and over again. The kids loved seeing our Goliath-like actor hitting the ground again and again. I guess as time went on, David didn’t seem much like the underdog anymore. They all knew what was going to happen. However, they cheered David on each time as if it was the first time they had seen him in battle.

I am sure those who were watching the real battle as recorded in Samuel had no idea that David could win. It seemed like such a mismatch. But with God, all things are possible.

We know the story, and like those children at VBS, we have been present to the story many times. We know what can be accomplished with God. However, we continue to worry and doubt that we can overcome large obstacles or challenges in our lives, even with God’s assistance. We have heard this story and many others, both scriptural and from personal testimonies, and we still doubt.

What are the Goliath’s you need to slay in your life today? Can you attack them head on with God’s help? Are you willing to trust in Him?

May you walk freely with the Lord through a battlefield covered in slain Goliath’s today and everyday. Remember, all things are possible with God!

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About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

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