The Anointing

If I were preaching or teaching
Or witnessing to the lost,
I’d say I needed the anointing of the Lord
So that His words would be said
In the power of His Spirit and might.

But if I live my daily life,
At home or work or play,
I may not think I need God’s anointing.
For who am I to need His power
In the mundane things I do?

But who am I, indeed, to need His power,
Whether at home or work or play?
How many lives do I touch
By the sermons and the teachings
I unknowingly live today?

 Yes, Lord God, anoint me indeed
With the power of your Holy Spirit,
For you alone know the ones I reach
By the strength of my faith,
By the words of my testimony.

  • Anoint, Anointing:  Anointing in the New Testament also refers to the anointing of the Holy Spirit, which brings understanding (1 John 2:20, 27). This anointing is not only for kings, priests, and prophets; it is for everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ. The anointing occurs physically with a substance such as oil, myrrh, or balsam. But this is also a spiritual anointing, as the Holy Spirit anoints a person’s heart and mind with the love and truth of God.

(Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary; copyright 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers; from PC Study Bible.)