Tuesday 9th July 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Judges 16
Topic:- Defaulters Of God’s Grace 
Text:- Judges 16:30a
She so occupied me with vanities, that I lost taste for my heavenly heritage. Philistines’ music re-echoed all around me. The songs of Moses that I sang when I went for battles were fast slipping out of my heart.
Not long after, she resumed her real mission. She was actually a missionary. She was sent and sponsored to get the enemy of her people.
What thousands of strong soldiers could not achieve, she volunteered alone to get it and that without a gun or a spear.
While she cut me off from my own people, Philistines freely visited our home, they came even into our bedroom once in a while. She explored all my secret ammunition, but couldn’t find any, since they were located not outside, but in my consecration!
Beloved saint, this was my carelessness! Our weapons are not carnal. They are not located in gadgets, but in our lives but a life of unbroken communion with God!
We may be tersely dressed, with mere string and smooth stones like David but the force of our armour is in our relationship with Him, who never runs dry… the Almighty God! Our quiet consecration, that keeps us connected to the source of life, is the greatest secret of our strength.
Saul put up great armour, while his real armoury was ravaged with sin. David went only with a string and brought back the head of Goliath. What a matter?
My friend, do not miss this point. Delilah sought every where around me for the source of the power; she could not find any extraordinary implement of iron, she was baffled at this power that has nothing to do with physical appearance.
She then began to probe into my life; she did it with much seduction. One night, she got me to sleep on her lap. She sat all the night, while I laid my head on her lap and slept off like a baby.
She asked me several probing questions: “If you truly love me, must I remain a stranger to your inner life? You have not ceased to surprise me with your ability to dismantle things and dislodge troops; ‘Sam, the Great’ where lies the source of your greatness?
It has remained a mystery to all the astrologers and magicians of Philistines. For twenty years, you terrorized our people and no one has a clue to whom and what made you great.”
She pestered me this way for several days. She sometimes began to weep in the middle of the night just to break my resolve not to let go off of this secret, which only my mother knew.
She asked why my hair looked so curly, as if I have never shaved the hair I came out with from the womb. I would find some flimsy explanation to divert her from going further to that side of things.
I gave her several other secrets which were merely external. She tried me on it by bringing the Philistines, but I would jump up with the residue of the anointing I still had left. And a drop of that anointing will discomfit a thousand troops of the giants any day and any time.
Each passing day, I was digging deeper with her persuasion into the fabrics of my consecration and my resistance mechanism weakened out by the day.
The D day came… A day I hated to talk about. A day I finally bowed to her high level seduction. That was the day what had not happened in the thirty-six years of my life happened. Razor came on the locks of my hair.
The last lock of my consecration was shaved out. The weight of my hair was much. Imagine what I had grown for 36years. It did not take 36 minutes to cut off. But it was only a symbol of my loss: 36 years commitment and consecration was shaved off in less than 36minutes. My connection with the Almighty was gone.
1. I refuse to live a waste and unfulfilled life, help my Lord God to live my life maximizing and to Your glory henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I refuse to be a defaulter of Your grace oh Lord God, help me to maintain my integrity in You till the end of my life and also reign with Christ forever, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Oh Lord God, let Your grace and holiness be sufficient for me always henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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