So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him.
One of the signs of a heart that has shifted from God is the absence of spiritual power.If you are like Samson, you will not be immediately aware that God’spower has left you. Only after he tried to defeat his enemies didSamson recognize that something was wrong. He went against thePhilistines as before, expecting their swift defeat. But this time thePhilistines easily prevailed over him. If you allow sin to creep into your life, if you refuse to obey your Lord, if you do not reconcile with those who have hurt you, your spiritual vitality is waning.