Living an Anointed Life
“You anoint my head with oil.” Psalm 23:5
Ephesians 2:10 describes how God created each of us for a purpose by explaining that God “created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” But we need God’s power to carry out his purposes in our lives, and that power is called God’s anointing. The term “anointing” is used frequently in Bible stories as a symbol of Godly benefits such as joy, comfort, salvation, healing, and success. Anointing by God happens today when the Holy Spirit gives us powers that we normally don’t have so we can carry out the work God has planned for each of us. Here we’ll look at facts about God’s anointing and discuss how it makes it possible for us to carry out his purposes.
All sermons in this series.
Is God really always good? What about the pain, conflict, suffering, and loss in our lives? God’s goodness is present whether we feel it or not, and it is not based on our goodness. Focusing on God’s goodness is important because His goodness is the center of our relationship with Him. Understanding His goodness enables us to see Him as the key person in our lives, but we can’t love and trust God if we don’t understand His goodness.