Some versions of the Bible state that the Spirit of the Lord “blessed” Samson. But here, we are given the beautiful image of being “stirred,” a reminder that we are being constantly touched and moved by the hand of God. Stirred is what we feel deep in our bones when we hear what seems like an impossibly beautiful piece of music or see an indescribable sunset. Stirred is the inner knowledge that we are never alone in our times of darkness and despair. Stirred is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, nudging us out of complacency and into action. Stirred is the difference between living and living for God.
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