I am trying to learn a Bible passage, Isaiah 61. So far I have learnt the first two verses:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoner, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn
The rest of the passage is amazing too, but these verses speak volumes of what God expects of me and what he has given me. Since becoming a Christian God has been working in my life and I truly believe all that he is doing in me just serves to further this anointing. I am called to proclaim good news, to support those who are struggling, to proclaim freedom over so many different types of bondage that people find themselves in and to bring comfort. I am made in the image of God therefore love is the reason for my existence.
SURROUNDED BY LOVE
Love, the reason for my existence, God’s favour outweighs all opposition and I have come to the conclusion that it’s better to have God’s approval than the world’s applause, I am here for a cause, anointed with a message the world needs to hear, surrounded by God’s favour I will never waver from my calling, enjoying his mercies, new every morning, a blessed overcomer benefitting from an explosion of God’s goodness which surrounds me all the days of my life, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me, anointed to be a beacon of light, to take up my sword and fight as a daughter of the living God, the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, anointed and blessed, I will not rest, I will not give up , I’m a child of God and I’m surrounded by love.