Walking in the AnointingTGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Tuesday, July 10
"So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence
of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in
power...." 1 Samuel 16:13
Has the Spirit of the Lord rested on your life? Can you cite the time when
God's Spirit began demonstrating His power through you?
David knew the day the Spirit of the Lord began a special work in him. That
Spirit was different from most leaders. Instead of seeking power and control, he
led in response to a need. Instead of being a perfect person, he learned from
mistakes and acknowledged them among those he led. Instead of placing confidence
in his own abilities, he sought wisdom from the only real Commander in charge.
David never lost a battle through his many years of leading Israel. He failed
God by sinning with Bathsheba and by numbering the troops, but he learned from
those failures, and he had to pay a price for them. However, God's Spirit never
left David. He never left because of David's willingness to keep a soft heart
toward God, even when he failed.
God wants to do the same in you and me, but He will not allow that Spirit to
rest on us if we seek to control outcomes and manipulate out of our need for
power. Servant leaders know that they are only a tool in the Master's hand. They
do not value themselves more than they ought. David's heart was fully the
Lord's. Is your heart fully the Lord's to do with what He wills?