Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:

Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

— Psalm 2:8

During the entire month of August, the focus has been on constant contact with God, which is crucial to the overall message of these Good Morning, Holy Spirit Daily Devotionals. This “capstone” on the last day of August points to one of the greatest needs today.

We are in a battle for souls. Battles with the enemy require a powerful, fresh anointing. The anointing is always given for service and for spiritual warfare to be used for God’s glory.

As a young believer, the Lord opened this passage in Psalm 2 to me. It’s a prayer every believer should pray. It is a prayer for God’s power to touch the world for the cause of Christ.

As you spend time with the Lord in prayer every day, your fellowship with God will increase, and He will draw you into a deeper, closer, and greater walk with Him, anointing you with His presence and power! That constant contact will certainly lead you into a hunger to reach others for Christ.

The risen Christ has anointed you to go and spread the message of His love—His saving, healing, and delivering power. He said:

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)

As you go forth, follow His example in prayer, word, and deed, even as you seek to share with the lost and hurting what God has done in your life, for Jesus said!

A Prayer for Today:

Righteous God, I want more of You today, and as I hunger and thirst for You, help me to increasingly be way of Your desire for me to be used in Your service to reach others. I thank You for every door that You are opening, and I surrender myself to You, even as I desire to become closer and more intimate with You every day. I pray all these things in the Name above all names, Amen!