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The Spirit of the Lord Began to Move

Judges 13:24-25, “And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.”

This is the passage where Samson was born. We know Samson has his many faults like we ought to, but often times that overshadows the great man that he really was. Before all his faults that we know about, these verse were said about him. “The Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times.” What a powerful thought. However, he became so used to the Lord being with him that he took it for granted. Judges 16:20, “And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.” Samson allowed what he wanted to get in the way of him living and doing what is right.

Isn’t that the same with us? God wants to use us. He has a plan for our lives, but we want to do things our way. We want to still do things for the Lord, but more on our terms. If we’re not careful, God may depart from us and we wouldn’t even know it. That’s a scary thought. That is why each and every day we ought to beg God to be with us lest He depart. Is God with you this morning? If yes, great! If not, why? Are our faults getting in the way? Are we just not asking Him to use us and move us? Christian, God wants to use your life, but God has given us a free will. We have to choose for God to use us. Make the choice today, and allow God to do great things through your life just as He used Samson before his mistakes.

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