Daily Devotional


Stay In The Brook

28th November 2020

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17: 1-53


“And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.” (1 Samuel 17: 49)

It is important to observe that the stone which David used to conquer Goliath was taken from the brook. David went to the brook and took five smooth stones. A brook is a water body, and stones taken from water are usually smooth when compared to rough stones. Smooth stones are usually more aerodynamic than angular stones. Smooth stones would have stayed in the water long enough in order to become smooth enough.

Friend, stay in the water. Stay under the cover of God’s word. Stay in the atmosphere of God’s presence. Stay in the place of God’s pruning. Stay in the place of the washing of water by the word. Stay in the place of making, where God takes away the rough edges of your life in order to make you smoother and better. Stay in the place of your intimacy with God. Stay in the place of washing, where the waters make you clean and smooth.

Those stones could have looked unreasonable whilst staying in the brook, they could have looked less important for staying in the brook, but they remained there, and were washed enough to become useful enough to take down Goliath. Sometimes, when God is washing you and making you better, the undiscerning might think you have been stagnated, but you are simply being set on the path on lasting relevance and influence.

David came for stones that were smooth. The next king of Israel needed to achieve defeat over Goliath, and he came for the smooth stones from the brook. If you remain in the brook, in the place of washing where God makes you better, kings will come for you sooner than later. If you remain at the brook, God Himself will send men that matter and they will usher you into relevance.

Don’t make the mistake of remaining a rough stone. Dare to be smoothened by the word of the Lord and by His presence and Spirit, and you will strike down the Goliaths of this world.


I stay in the brook; I am washed for more relevance, in Jesus’ name!

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“Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” (John 15: 3)

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