He Anoints And Fills My Cup

Psa 23:5 …You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over

To be anointed is to accomplish much with less. Think of , “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38). We need constant filling of the Holy Spirit for power to do His work and to live a Spirit filled life.

“Every Christian is a priest, but he cannot execute the priestly office without unction, and hence we must go day by day to God the Holy Ghost, that we may have our heads anointed with oil.” (Charles Spurgeon).

We are completely dry and helpless without the anointing. “In the East the people frequently anoint their visitors with some very fragrant perfume; and give them a cup or glass of some choice wine, which they are careful to fill till it runs over. The first was designed to show their love and respect; the latter to imply that while they remained there, they should have an abundance of everything.” (Samuel Burder)

Therefore “That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us” (2Tim 1:14), which mostly are, “oil of gladness” and the “joy of the Holy Ghost.” What we have received we trust God to touch other lives through us. John Trapp said “…Those that have this happiness must carry their cup upright, and see that it overflows into their poor brethren’s emptier vessels”.