Daily Devotional for Tuesday June 04, 2019

Scripture:

Psalm 121:1 “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come?” (NASB)

Observation:

Adapted from the “Giant” discipleship series found at men.ag.org. Free download here: https://men.ag.org/Discipleship/Purpose/Giant

As a young boy and even into my teens, I thought my dad was a giant! Standing 6 foot 3 inches, chiseled body due to lifting weights, and hands that reminded me of bear claws, I was in awe of him! Today’s verse shares about looking to God for help in situations that we encounter. My dad was where I turned when things in life got too strong for me to handle. It took me most of my life to realize that my father’s strength was found in Christ and not his huge muscular body.  I remember the neighborhood kids gathering in our garage when the new phone books (remember those LOL) came out so that they could watch him rip the old one in half. And yet, despite his physical strength, I saw my dad kneel to pray and spend time in God’s Word. Even today as he is in his 80’s and I in my 50’s, my dad towers over me and humbles himself before God. In the Discipleship Resource (found at Men.AG.Org) entitled “Giant: Big God, Little Me”, there is a quote that reads “As men face giants in their lives, the options are to face them with or without God.” I wonder if we face the problems of manhood with the giantness of our God?

Application:

What giants have you faced in your life? Did you face them with or without God?

What was the outcome and if you faced them without God, how could the outcome been differently if you did?

Who would you consider to be a giant of faith in God in your life?

What can you learn from God’s Word regarding facing the giants of manhood/

Get together with a small group of men and go over the lessons/questions entitled “Giant: Big God, Little Me” found at men.ag.org.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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