THE GOD WHO FULFILLS….(Lessons from Samson)
The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him, and the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
Judges 13:24-25 (NIV)
The Lord indeed fulfilled his promise, the baby was born and fast forward, the Lord indeed blessed him and as the scripture states, the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him in his community and surroundings.
Even before he started destroying the enemies of the Lord, God was already working in Samson’s life and those around him noticed. As a result we are reporting that even today!
When the Lord blesses, as his word says, he adds no sorrow to it,
‘The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it..’ Proverbs 10:22 ( ESV)
Our take away today is:
1.God indeed fulfills his promise on time, even in our lives God will fulfill his promises concerning us regardless of how long it may look…the baby takes 9 months! from personal experience that is not a quick process, you have to be patient.
2. Samson grew and the Lord blessed him, naturally he had to grow physically, and from what we know or imagine he was a strong man with muscle! that is one side to it though, for him to carry out his mission as a Nazirite, he had to be trained and separated for that specific office, the scripture says, ‘ He grew and the Lord blessed him!’
If we are to receive the Lord’s blessing, we need to grow in all aspects relating to our calling or goal.
3. The Spirit of the Lord began to stir him!, You see it is a process, one step at a time, wherever you are or what your calling is, there is a set order of things, in order to be promoted you have to earn the promotion, in order to be noticed you have to excel among your peers, you have to be exceptional!
God indeed fulfills his promises and I pray that as you wait patiently, you will grow into everything that God intends for you and his purposes.
Have a blessed great weekend, more from Samson next week!