God has created us all for His glory. Our hands, feet and mouths were formed and fashioned to minister to the Lord. We were created for the pleasure of the Lord. The major reason we exist is to bless the Lord. We must endeavor to live lives that glorify Him now and forever. This is a powerful concept to grasp. God gives everyone the power to choose, but we will be held accountable for how we spend our time. The major point here is this: find out what you are called to do, and do it with all your might, remembering it all starts with ministering to the Lord. He created us because He loved us. It was always God's plan to have a royal priesthood and holy nation that would stand before Him to worship His holy name. We were made for God! God loves us and wants to spend time with us. He is a loving Father and loves to hear the human voice in worship and prayer.
Isaiah 43:7 speaks of a people the Lord created for His glory. I believe the women with the Anna anointing will have discovered their value in the presence of the Lord. Personally encountering and ministering to the Lord will cause them to obey Him, and understanding His eternal love for them will release confidence and boldness. They will serve and work from a place of love and not for the sake of works or performance. Many times we can develop a works mentality and lose our value and self-worth. As we spend time with the Lord, He will bring breakthrough to our hearts, and we will see ourselves in the light of His glory.
Those with the Anna anointing will understand the significance of ministering to the Lord. It's not burdensome—it is a privilege and honor. It is key to developing your identity; it is key to unlocking your destiny. Worship and prayer are the wisest things we can do. Standing in the presence of the Lord will save your life. I believe the reason Anna wasn't devastated after the death of her husband was because she ministered to the Lord, and He ministered to her. She became a living epistle who modeled Psalm 16:11: "You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore."
Anna found her path in life, and so can you. If you're facing confusion regarding who you are and what you're designed to do with your life, try ministering to the Lord. Spend time declaring His name and your love for Him. Remember you are His bride. Just as He did for Anna, He will show you the path of life.
Adapted from The Anna Anointing by Michelle McClain-Walters, copyright 2017, published by Charisma House. If you are part of the army God is raising to cry out in prayer and intercession for the glory of God to cover the earth and the waters cover the sea, this book is for you. To order your copy click on this link.
Prayer Power for the Week of Sept. 9, 2018
This week minister to the Lord in worship and prayer during your times of intercession for the nations. Continue to pray for worldwide revival, beginning with our own nation. Pray for the leaders God has placed over us and ask for God-given wisdom, wise counsel and protection as they fulfill their responsibilities. Pray God's will for the Supreme Court and that righteousness would prevail in our nation. Read: Psalm 16:11, Revelation 4:11.
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