Seek The Anointing

13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully on David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.  14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and an evil spirit sent from the Lord began to torment him, 15 so Saul’s servants said to him, “You see that an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. 16 Let our lord command your servants here in your presence to look for someone who knows how to play the lyre. Whenever the evil spirit from God comes on you, that person can play the lyre, and you will feel better.” 17 Then Saul commanded his servants, “Find me someone who plays well and bring him to me.” 18 One of the young men answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is also a valiant man, a warrior, eloquent, handsome, and the Lord is with him.” 19 Then Saul dispatched messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” 23 Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would pick up his lyre and play, and Saul would then be relieved, feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him. ~ 1 Samuel 16:13-19, 23CSB

David was a good musician, but it wasn’t his skill that helped Saul; it was his anointing. See, oftentimes, we think that our skills and talents are what will let us touch lives, but that isn’t true. God doesn’t just use us because we’re talented or skilled. Look at Moses. He uses us because He anoints us for different things.

Look at Peter’s Pentecost message; it’s not deep. It’s nothing special. He just repeats the series of events as they happened, and three thousand souls were saved and joined the Church (Acts 2). My Dad always talks about an old-school preacher who preached a simple message of repentance, yet those in the audience gripped their chairs with all their might because they were afraid they fall out of their chairs and straight into Hell. Hundreds were saved.

God isn’t limited by your skill or talent but by the willingness of your heart. The Spirit of the LORD will move with the anointing of the LORD. It’s not based on anything physical like your talent or skill. It’s based on the spiritual; it’s based on your willingness to follow God regardless of what may or may not happen.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Seek The Anointing.

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