Essential oils are all the craze right now! And professionally speaking, I believe they are a fantastic tool to help alleviate pain and assist in the curative process of our bodies and emotions. In fact, if you’ve ever started a new workout regimen, your muscles are probably screaming for relief... Apply a little muscle soothing combination of essential oils (4 oz. carrier oil such as jojoba, almond, or sesame + 10 drops of each essential oils of: eucalyptus, cinnamon, peppermint, camphor, rosemary + 5 drops each of essential oils of: ginger, lavender and black pepper) and let the healing magic begin.

In Bible days, shepherds would rub oil into their sheep’s heads to mend the scrapes and bruises they accumulated from sharp brush and rocks.

What wouldn’t we pay for a miracle ointment that could empower and heal our broken hearts and lives? The beautiful news is – there is! Our generous heavenly Father has richly provided us with a heaven sent solution/ anointing that flows from his heart, ‘The Anointed One’ - to ours... and it doesn’t cost a thing - it’s pure gift!

Anointed: to be set apart or empowered for a task or a position by God.

When Jesus walked the earth, he started his ministry by proclaiming what scripture said about him from:

Luke 4:18–21- The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

In like manner – his anointing resides in us.

1 John 2:27 - But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you.

Simply put, the anointing is God’s Spirit – His Presence - living and flowing through us to accomplish every purpose for which we were created!

And boy do we need it!

When I was a mom of young kids, I was in a constant state of amazement because of their ability to stump me in my parenting skills. Seriously, why didn’t God send an instruction manual with each of them when they came into this world?! I remember the joy when it dawned on me that I didn’t need a manual or have to do this parenting thing alone! I had the God of the Universe living on the inside of me. He cared about my kids more than I did, and he wanted to anoint and lead me step by step, so I could teach and train them in the way they were individually bent!  

Regardless of what you need help with or healing for, you have the Anointed One living inside you, anointing you for the tasks at hand!

Lest we think it’s something good in us – remember: it’s ‘not by our might or by our power, but by the Spirit of the Lord’, that anything good is accomplished. (Zech. 4:6)  - it’s ‘in him we live and move and have our being.’ (Acts 17:28) – ‘apart from him we can do nothing.’ (John 15:5) – ‘...but with him all things are possible.’ (Matthew 19:26) – AND His anointing breaks every yoke of bondage. (Is. 58:6, Is. 10:27)

Next time you think, “I can’t do this.” – picture the Anointed One flowing through you to fulfill everything he’s placed in your hand!

-Laura