January 26, 2020
Dear Father God,
Nothing can separate me from Your love...
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor principalities nor powers,
nor things present nor things to come,
nor height nor depth,
nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us
from the love of God
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Even in the times when I call out to You and I hear no response and in the moments when loneliness takes over, I know that You are with me.
For...If God is for us, who can be against us?
Lord Your love overcomes all spiritual, physical and emotional attacks.
I fall at Your feet Lord, weary from the battles
I am facing now.
Please forgive me for trying to get through my days on my own strength.
I lift my burdens up to You, knowing that I cannot face them on my own.
Please fill me with Your strength and courage.
Thank You for loving me Lord.
In Jesus' name I pray,
Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God
The Holy Spirit: Oil
Therefore God, Your God,
has anointed You with the oil of gladness.
The Holy Spirit is the Oil of gladness. The Lord said, “I see the oppression of My people. I hear their cry. I know their sorrows” (Exodus 3:7). Just as the Lord knew and identified with the suffering of His people in Moses’ day, He knows your troubles today. He is Oil, pouring Himself into your wounds; He can make you rejoice.
Lord, Your healing Oil is good. Rejuvenate my Spirit and take away the scars of my mind. Just as Your Oil takes away physical pain, I also want You to take away mental and spiritual memories. Let Your Oil wash away the impurities in my wounds and cleanse me physically and mentally.
The Holy Spirit is Oil; when He pours His presence on your discouragement, you’ll have new zeal to live for God and new strength to serve Him—you’ll rejoice! The Holy Spirit is Oil; when He pours His presence on your failures, you’ll see new opportunities in your life—you’ll grow. He is Oil, washing away your impurities that fester and breed germs; you can be whole again. He is Oil, giving you a second chance and a new opportunity. Let the Oil of the Holy Spirit give you a new challenge this day.
Lord, Your Oil has made me a new person. My hurt is gone; my body is renewed for service; and my soul is again made whole. Thank You for today’s anointing. I’ll need a new one tomorrow. Amen.