Devotion – “Ordained Child of God”

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:1

You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary must be put to death.” The Lord spoke to Moses: “See, I have taken the Levities from the Israelites in place of every first-born Israelite from the womb. The Levities belong to Me, because every first-born belongs to Me. At the time I struck down every first-born in the land of Egypt, I consecrated every first-born in Israel to Myself, both man and animal. They are Mine; I am Yahweh.” Num 3:10-13

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. Col 3:23-24

We were selected, appointed and anointed (ordained) and we are the Lord’s children. We need to walk according to our calling, walk according to our anointing.

However, it is important that we wait to be anointed.  Anoint, as defined by Merriam-Webster Online, is to “1:  to smear or rub with oil or an oily substance; 2 a :  to apply oil to as a sacred rite especially for consecration, b :  to choose by or as if by divine election; also :  to designate as if by a ritual anointment.”

Without waiting to be chosen and anointed, we may go in our own direction. A direction that is opposite the will of God. This can result in spiritual or physical death.  The anointing empowers us to serve/work in the kingdom. It is with the anointing we are able to walk in the will chosen for us.  In addition, the anointing protects us from danger as it signals that God is please with us and will be with us on the appointed journey.

We are ordained children of God.  Let’s wait on His direction before we decide where to go.

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