During practice today we discussed the story of David in the bible. Most people are familiar with the story how David, a small shepard boy, strikes down Goliath. It’s an incredible story of having confidence in God. But David’s confidence did not come out of nowhere. David is explaining to King Saul why he is ready to go fight Goiliath.

34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised

Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. – I Samuel 17 34-36

David was ready to fight because he had confidence in God and spent time preparing by taking of sheep. I can image having to chase a lion down and beating it until it released it’s prey from it’s mouth. Even after that if the lion attacked David he would beat it to death. So you can imagine fighting another human…or giant was not a big deal for him. I encouraged the boys to enjoy this time as we prepared for our games. It is hard, and we will push but our hope is that our preparation will allow us to have Godly confidence once games roll around.

Plus most of practice was rained (well lightning) out but I feel we made adequate use of our time with a good look at our play book and some weight lifting. Unfortunately though my windows were cracked…