“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, You anointed my head with oil, my cup runs over!” Psalms 23
I’ve often listened with great wonder and delight to many men and women of God who paved the way for us in our walk with the Lord. The anointing that pours over every word is undeniable for it tangibly can be felt as you are awakened to draw even closer to Him. To remain the same no longer seems like an option; for you become undone in His presence even many times beyond your current understanding. I’ve also lost count of how many times I’ve cried out for the anointing, knowing my words would only fall upon deaf ears without it and lives would remain the same. I’ve continued to long for His presence in such a tangible way not only when I speak, but upon my entire life that I would fulfill My destiny as He has called me to.
As believers we are all called to be in the world, but not of it. What does this really mean? Our lives should reflect something different. We are anointed, set apart by the Father as His sons and daughters that carry the very seed of God within. Just like you can distinguish members of the same household by the way they look, act, or speak we in the household of faith also should carry a distinguishing mark upon us. This mark is the anointing, also known as His presence!
However, there is a battle. The Father has freely given us all that we need for life and victory which includes the anointing for each assignment, but many fail to recognize it. As a result what we live is only the reflection of what believe or have faith in. As we continue to surrender to truth spoken in the Word and allow it to shape what we believe and speak we will soon discover the riches of what He has already provided.
1. When we think of the anointing, many have believed it’s only for a small few. The anointing is available for EVERYONE for EVERY God assignment. What was your understanding of the anointing?
2. Many in the Bible were anointed for specific assignments. It’s a very interesting study as you read of these accounts. (Jesus, Esther, David, etc)
3. Do you believe you are anointed? Why or why not?
4. Can you grow in the anointing? How? Is it important that you speak,”I am anointed” as David in Psalms 23?