Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

We keep a small vial of anointing oil on the lectern at the front of the church. Elders use it when someone comes forward for prayer. Sunday morning I was presented with a need for healing. I went to retrieve the anointing oil and it wasn’t there. We looked around in some other places it may have been misplaced, and just couldn’t find. James clearly says, “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned he will be forgiven” (James 5:14-15).

So, I had to run to my office and get anointing oil from my briefcase and bring it back to the altar, where we prayed and believed.

Who ran away with the anointing oil? What we needed was not where we thought it should be. It’s like that with God. What we think we need is not always where we think it should be. God just delays sometimes. But, everything has to pass through God’s hand to get to us, so everything (including missing anointing oil) is part of the big Plan. Perhaps its a test to see if we’re stubborn enough to go out of our way (like the woman with the issue of blood) to obey God.

Whatever God is asking you to do, go out of your way to obey, and God will bless your effort.

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Barb Jennings


April 29th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

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