Anointing for Service
Daily Devotional for June 18th
And he sent, and brought him (David) in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 1 Samuel 16:12-13
When the Lord calls you into His service, there is nothing honoring or humbling. The idea that God would choose us to do anything for Him is amazing! The most ironic thing about God’s calling on someone’s life is that God does not call those who have self ability, but those with inabilities.
God does not choose men and women in the same fashion as the world does. The reason is because the Spirit of God always works through your weakness. Moses responded to God’s will with his own weakness of not being the best speaker. This was exactly what God was looking for! Do you realize that your weakness and inability is perfect for the power of God to work in and through you? God cannot receive glory from a person who will not lean on Him!
God sent the prophet Samuel to Jesse’s house to anoint a new man to be king over Israel. All of Jesse’s sons passed before Samuel but God said no to each one. After Samuel enquired if these were all of his sons, Jesse then sent to fetch his youngest son David who was tending his sheep. Although it had been hidden from everyone else, God had a plan for young David; and that was God’s will for Him to be king!
When God chooses you, He anoints you! This means the Lord will equip and empower you to perform the call He has on your life! The anointing will cause you to stand boldly before giants without fear! The Spirit of God will move mightily in your life to accomplish, not your will, but the will of God. You cannot overestimate God’s purpose for you! God has chosen you for a purpose and will anoint you to fulfill that purpose! All God asks is that we be willing to step into His purpose and trust in His strength.
Through David’s life, God removed from the entire earth every last giant! Goliath and his brothers all fell during David’s reign in Israel! You may not realize it, but God’s plan is so much greater than you can fathom. In this generation, God is calling men and women to be giant killers! The armies of Hell cannot stand against a man or woman anointed of God! The reason is because that anointed person is allowing the power of God to move through them to effect God’s purpose in the world! Will you surrender to God’s will today? God will anoint you, equipping you with His Spirit to accomplish His purpose in the world!