This year’s theme is “Possessing our possessions”. When Moses sent in the 12 spies into the Promised Land, all 12 saw giants, but only 2 ignored the giants and saw the big grapes. Joshua and Caleb conquered the giants later on and possessed their possessions, aka the fruitfulness of the Promised Land. [Proverbs 4:23 — Keep(Guard/natsar – to guard, keep watch over) your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.]
How do we guard our heart?
[Proverbs 4:20-22 — My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.]
We need to give attention to the Word of God with all diligence, so that we can have all the blessings of life. The devil is trying to put filth in our eyes and ears to poison our heart so we won’t get blessed.
We cannot let the devil get a foothold in our lives to poison our heart with trash. If we hold strong in our faith and trust in the Word of God, no weapon formed against us will prosper.
If everyday we meditate on and put the Word of God in our heart, we shall have all the blessings He has promised us in our lives.
When we look in the Bible, the greatest giant killer we all know is David. But how did David kill Goliath?
[1 Samuel 17:1-11]
When Saul and Israel were hearing and meditating on the words of Goliath for 40 days, they were greatly afraid and fled. The devil knows that if he places his trash in our hearts, it will make us leave our possessions behind. Whatever we put in our hearts affects our lives positively or negatively. When we place the Word of God in our heart, we can possess our possessions and be blessed by God.
[1 Samuel 17:40 — Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones(Smooth stones are smooth because of fast flowing water, like the Word of God smoothing our lives) from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch(in a bag in a bag, like placing the Word right inside our heart)…]
[1 Samuel 17:49 — Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.]
When we meditate on the Word, we place the Word in our heart, and in times of trouble we can take that Word and use it to kill our giants and possess our possessions.
(Notes by my kiddo, Kae)