How are you?
On one weekend in early September, I slept in. After, I wrote down some keywords from my dreams while on my bed, then I texted my friend in Singapore to celebrate her birthday. I texted her with some prayers such as “May the Lord anoint you with fresh oil for His glory!” and wished happy birthday to her.
Then, I got up with a cup of coffee and opened up my Bible on the sofa. Somehow, I didn’t want to continue my reading from where I stopped the other day. So, I opened the book of Psalms and picked up the chapter forty-five. While I read the chapter, “With the oil of gladness” in verse seven was highlighted, and I felt that it would be the word for my friend, whom I had texted a while back. I wished I had texted, “May He anoint you with the oil of gladness!” I knew she had gone through very difficult seasons, but she and I also believed that the Lord would bring rewards and promotion to her in a new season. While I regretted that I had not written this word for her, I started my daily chore, i.e. fixing mom’s breakfast.
Later, after 5pm, my friend in Singapore shared some pictures of herself and her birthday cake that her Christian friends brought for her. She said her friends and she gathered together for a class in a ministry, and God released so many words and visions to her. To my amazement, she said, “The Lord gave these words to me from Psalms 45:7~8”:
“You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia,
Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.”
I was in awe when I read the verse, “the oil of gladness,” exactly from Psalms 45:7 that I read that morning and felt it was for my friend. I completely forgot what I felt, until she texted me. Indeed, the Lord wanted to give comfort and joy to my friend with the oil of gladness. When I shared what I had read and felt with her, she was also amazed and thankful to the Lord, saying it’s His confirmation for sure.
Indeed, our loving Father wants to give comfort and joy to His children, using one for another.
Do you feel He is also speaking to you? I’m sure our Father wants to anoint you and me with the oil of gladness too. We receive it by faith. Our cups will run over to our families, friends, communities, and nations in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
To console those who mourn in Zion,