PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Apr
01

Established, Anointed and Sealed!

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
Observation
Paul is explaining to the Corinthian’s of his change of plans, according to God’s will. Paul as being accused of waffling, being indecisive in following God. The Christian’s may have felt betrayed or that Paul was hypocritical in his planning or intentions.

His statement is a masterpiece. Paul’s claims his position in the Triune God. The Person’s of the Godhead tell of Paul’s confidence in his God! Being established, anointed, sealed by the Spirit - our hearts guarantee!
Application
These words resound in my heart today - I am established by my Father in Christ - Anointed by Him - and my heart sealed by His Spirit!

Today - I am urged in heart to protect what God has blessed me with in relationship with HIm. To stay established in God is for me to abide in the Word - stay grounded in truth. The Lord is saying to me, not to compromise truth - in the littlest of ways. The Holy Spirit is speaking

I believe I am to cooperate with God’s anointing - by protecting my heart - guarding the anointing of the Lord by being humble - being careful not to boast in talent, gifts, success, programs. On one hand, I cannot control or dictate His anointing - He anoints whom He wills, in His time. But I don’t want to jeopardize the anointing, by my willful, fleshly, ignorant selfish ways!
Prayer
Dear Daddie, Jesus and Holy Spirit! Your grace - Your presence- Your anointing is by Your initiative and will... not mine. You give - You take away. Please help me to steward my heart and Your anointing. Thank you for establishing, anointing and sealing my heart by Your Spirit!

Devotions for April 01

Judges 11,12
Psalms 50
2 Corinthians 1

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