A Fresh Anointing

“You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.” – Luke 11:11-13 [NLT] 

As we read the story of Gideon, try to put yourself in the story and ask, “How am I like Gideon? Or when am I like Gideon? And what can I learn from Gideon?” 

Has fear caused you to withdraw, hide, and accept an oppressed life like Gideon? If so, Jesus wants to meet with you just as He met with Gideon.

Like Gideon, have you overlooked your sin & blamed your God? Well then this is where God wants to meet with you, and you can repent of your sin and acknowledge that you’re not just a victim. You’re also a villain like Gideon.

Like Gideon, are you a combination of faith & fear? He’s the scared guy who goes to war. If we’re honest, we’re all a little bit like Gideon. Our faith is not perfect, and it is mixed with fear.

Like Gideon, Jesus has been looking for you.

Like Gideon, Jesus loves you enough to take you as you are, but loves you too much to let you stay where you are. 

Like Gideon, are you in a season of life where you feel fearful/overwhelmed?

Like Gideon, do you need a fresh anointing? 

Jesus met Gideon exactly where he was, but he moved him forward. God has that same intent for your life today. My dear friend, like Gideon, are you in a season where you feel overwhelmed, fearful, and anxious? Are you looking at the future and wondering how you’re going to make it? Well, the good news is that, like Gideon, you can receive a fresh anointing. Judges 6:34 says, “the spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon.” 

Gideon was about to do something that he had never done before so he needed a fresh anointing to do it. Some of you are looking at a future, a season, an obstacle or an opportunity and you’ve never been there before. It’s bigger than you, and it causes some anxiety and fear. Just as the spirit of God anointed Gideon, the spirit of God can anoint you too. 

Name what’s causing you fear/anxiety then ask God for a fresh anointing over that area.

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