SCRIPTURE: “My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Thy word.” [Palm119:25]
The ‘dust’ is so familiar, and we all have our styles of embracing it. However, the clinging to the dust  never goes far enough, or right enough, and when left there with it, knowingly or not,  we diminish. Sometimes it’s pleasant enough, for a season, and sometimes not. In eternity, it falls short. Feelin’ dusty? After His victory in the wilderness Jesus began to preach, saying Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. [Matthew 4:17]   Satan, being defeated, left as Jesus began His earthly ministry. It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”

He demonstrated the reviving word of God. He was, and is the begetting Word of God, the embodiment of wonder, and precept, law and testimony, statute and commandment-- the grantor of every transformed heart: For Thou wilt enlarge my heart. [Psalm 119: 32b]
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us... [John 1: 1,14a] Our transformation, our revival, then, calls for the ever present Word of God, the living Word - God in Christ. “Revive me through Thy righteousness. May Thy loving- kindnesses also come to me, O Lord, Thy salvation according to Thy word. [Psalm 119:40b-41]” “God made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him [2 Corinthians 5: 21].”

Let there be Christ in you, the hope of glory. [Colossians 1:27] “For we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves. [2 Corinthians 4:7]” Hope unto life you dust-bound soul, and find in the hope, revival...find in, and of it your true heart through the Spirit of God, our perfect and perfecting Friend. When we consider the acts of the Spirit of the Lord in the testimony of Samson, each act is prefaced by “..and the Spirit of the Lord came upon him mightily [Judges 14:5,6].” Somehow, we reckon Samson as a hulking behemoth of a man, putting down his opposition, but nowhere in Scripture is he described as such, and the lack of such a description infers likely that he appeared ordinary, other than his hair.

It would be even more interesting, and so like God, to have him actually smaller and lesser than most-- excuse the pop-up—.  “... that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves...,” that is, not due to Samson's muscles and physical strength alone. To enlarge upon his story, not only were his strength attributes not by his doing, but, as well, due in part to the worshipful moment of his parents--- to yield blessing directly by ‘the angel of the ,Lord.’ Samson was the result of a fateful meeting of his parents with this Person, at a time when the sons of Israel became lawless and God used the Philistines as a chastening rod of affliction.

In this season, Manoah and his wife were an infertile couple-- until the Lord showed up. Their gift of worship made for the open door of a miracle, not limited to themselves alone, but eventually the deliverance of the sons and daughters of Israel. How wonderful. “Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the Lord blessed him. And the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him... [Judges 13:24-25].”
‘Samson’ means like the sun. Lord, may Your will and Your word reign in us. ‘Dust,’  get ta steppin’. [Fist- bump your neighbor and say ‘I have a treasure in this earthen vessel'].

PRAYER: Thank You Lord for saving grace, and the fullness which comes from the eternal Bread of Life... forgive me when I delay that precious daily sup of Your abiding holiness, by which I may live righteously for the gift within... forgive me when I tolerate, embrace, and celebrate my nearby ‘dust’ it capturing my gaze and spotting my heart, as a disruptor of favor and a distraction to that sacred ...there is a ‘bright side’ somewhere [and it be God and the godly] ... dear soul of me, trust and behave upon the word. My plea, to repent... my plea, revival!. Holy Spirit of Liberty, I pray this, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
By Bro.Brockington


Patsy myers - May 16th, 2023 at 6:19am


Wendy - May 16th, 2023 at 5:10pm

Amen& Amen ! Bro Brockington very up lifting Devotional…

Debora B - May 17th, 2023 at 7:20am

Amen...Thank You Father, for Your Word; For Your daily bread that we receive from You, and for new mercies morning by morning.






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