Daily Devotional

Speed Of The Spirit

Increase Your Speed

23rd May 2021

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 30: 1-20


“And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.” (1 Samuel 30: 8)

When David enquired of the Lord in our Focal Scripture, he asked if he could pursue and overtake the enemies that stole from him. David wanted to initiate the process of recovery, and he began speaking of pursuing. The word ‘pursue’ ordinarily conveys a sense of speed. So David’s next accomplishment needed him to move with some speed. He needed to add urgency to his movement. He was not going to recover all by strolling casually.

Friend, if you will recover your lost grounds, and if you will overtake whatever negativity that previously overtook you, then you need to rise to the place of speed. Change your posture from casual and make more haste. Move like one who is in a hurry to achieve the results you seek to achieve. Move like one who is in a hurry to recover your lost grounds. Move like one whose success cannot wait for another day. Move in haste.

David was never going to catch up with his enemies if he strolled all the way to their camp; he wouldn’t have recovered his lost possessions if he moved like one who had nothing to lose. Step up your pace in destiny; stop moving like one who has all the time in the world; stop moving like one who has no competition and competitors; stop moving like one who has no opposition to deal with in destiny; stop moving like the slothful.

David eventually pursued, overtook and recovered all that the enemy took from him. He made movements with speed, he hastened up his movement, and he eventually gained back all that the enemy took away. Speed helped him in the pathway of recovery. If only you would raise your speed level, you will be shocked how you will recover what the enemy took from you. If you raise your urgency and pace, you will overtake.

Increase your speed; raise your urgency level; if you have been walking, start running; if you have been running, start leaping.


I raise my speed level, in Jesus’ name!

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“Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.” (Isaiah 35: 3)

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