Today’s Key Scripture
“Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the message of God’s good news to one and all.”
— Mark 16:15, msg
Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) preached the Gospel of Christ with power, eventually leading untold multitudes to our Lord Jesus. He was also known as a mighty prayer warrior. He said:
I believe, then, that the first thing the Spirit does is this: He finds the sinner dead in sin, just where Adam left him; He breathes into him a divine influence. The sinner knows nothing about how it is done, nor do any of us understand it. As the Scripture says, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whiter it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8).
If the anointing is to be present in your life, you must pray to open your life so the wind of the Holy Spirit can blow into it freely. As you do, God will answer your prayers, and you will be filled with the power to share the life-changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This is one of our most important reasons for being a believer here on earth. The anointing comes to help us reach and serve others.
God wants us to be yielded vessels, willing to surrender to follow His call during the challenging days ahead. Being in constant contact with Him is the key to that kind of power.
The Lord desires to do something mighty in your life. All you must do is call upon His name. Even God’s Son said, “Not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). And as you yield to Him, He will use you mightily.
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, I pray that You blow the winds of the Holy Spirit over me as You fill me and use me as Your vessel to reach out to others. I speak usefulness, fulfillment, and victory over every area of my life. I choose You today—Your plan, Your holiness, and Your guidance. Reveal the areas in my life that are not surrendered to You, and help me prevail on Your path as I seek balance in every area of my walk with You. I humbly pray all these things in Jesus’ precious name, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.