I have been anointed with fresh oil.
As we navigate the upcoming year, let us move forward in the power of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
This anointing distinguishes us from the world and sets us apart for service to our King. Consider how the anointing impacted David – the youngest of eight sons, forgotten by his father, and overlooked by his brothers. God saw his heart and commanded the prophet, Samuel, to anoint David as the next king of Israel.
From that day forward, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him (1 Samuel 16:13). Under that anointing, he vanquished a giant and reigned over Israel as the apple of God’s eye.
The anointing puts a finger on our God-given talents and activates them to accomplish the divine purposes God has ordained for each of us. It gives strength when we are weak. It swallows up fear with courage.
The anointing destroys the yokes of slavery and oppression. It lifts the heavy burdens. It makes crooked paths straight and causes our feet to be steady on the journey.
Ask the Lord to pour out the anointing that will activate the gifts of God in our lives and set us apart for His service. For all that the new year holds, we can face it in the power of His anointing.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May the anointing of God break every weapon which the enemy has used to entangle and ensnare you. Shake off the yoke of bondage in the mighty name of Jesus!
Today's Bible Reading:
Psalms & Proverbs