Daily Devotional

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Grow In Strength

27th May 2021

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 30: 1-20

Focus

“But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.” (1 Samuel 30: 10)

Our Focal Scripture tells the tale of two hundred men who were too tired to cross over the brook Besor. There was a battle to fight, there were recoveries to be made, but some men were simply too tired to do more than just arrive at the brook Besor. Some men were too tired to make progress from where they were. They desired recovery, but they lacked the energy needed for the process itself. They lacked energy to move forward.

Friend, don’t be counted amongst those who are simply too tired to make progress. Don’t be counted amongst those who simply do not have the spiritual energy to keep pushing when it becomes difficult to push. Don’t be counted amongst those who do not have the verve and the focus to press forward and prevail over their challenges. Don’t be counted amongst the lazy folks who give up when others are still pressing on.

Those men gave up because their strength had gone down. They gave up because they had no more strength in them to proceed. In this season, beware of whatsoever it is that drains you of strength. Beware of whatever relationships that make you lose steam. Beware of activities that drain you of the physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, or intellectual strength that you need to make progress. Beware of strength drainers.

Grow your strength to a higher level than where it currently is. Grow your strength to a new level where you will do more without being fazed. Deepen your spiritual strength. Stretch yourself beyond your current limits. Break out of the confines of the laziness and slothfulness. Don’t be caught in the web of those who are never strong enough for any assignment. Don’t be counted amongst the weak when others are strong.

Grow your strength to the next level. Ask God to increase your strength beyond where it currently is.

Declaration

I grow in strength; I will not be counted amongst the weak, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” (Proverbs 24: 10)

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