Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Something about worship & anointing
This past Sunday we went to church at SRM Kona. If you're in Kona on a Sunday, go check them out for sure. But it was a good day. God showed me stuff about worship and I guess wanted me to see/understand/experience something about anointing.
Now for me, anointing is a funny word. I understand/understood it to be when God's blessing or God's hand is on someone for a certain task. But it kinda always meant: skillful. I though that was the church word for skillful: Anointed.
Oh, that person was an anointed speaker...means that person gave a great message.
Just fill in the blank for ministry...worship leader, guitar player, singer, children's worker, etc.
But last Sunday during worship at SRM, there was an anointing I believe. Not necessarily on the whole team, I would say...but at least one, for sure. My father-in-law. It was weird because I have been to this church so many times before and have experienced their worship and church and only once have I ever felt something similar. The one time before was when Jimmy Bohol lead a song. Kind of a husky bigger guy, broad shoulders, dark skin, hair slicked back, huge smile. Didn't really have the best voice but he had a nice voice. The thing about it was he had cancer. He was dying. Yet he lead on stage with passion and praised the Lord with all that he had. You would never know he had cancer or that he would die soon by watching him praise the LORD.
I thought to myself, "Wow, that is worship."
...I cried a little that day because I saw a man who loved the Lord so much and I saw myself who needs to love so much more.
So this past Sunday, nearly the same thing.
My father in law was just doing his thing...playing bass. But every time I turned my eyes to him, something between my heart and throat started to well up. So I would turn away...and it would go away. Till finally, I just locked in on him...and just like that, tears started to flow. It wasn't that I was blown away with his musicianship (which I was cause he's really really good), it wasn't that I was suddenly convicted of some major sin in my life (which I probably should have been), the song that they were playing has been played many times before, but it was more that he was just "in his own world", giving glory to God.
That is what my eyes saw. That is what my heart felt.
Anointing, I don't believe is just so we can say, "Wow, that person is really great or anointed at what they do," or "Look how God anointed them!"
It's has to be about, that person really loves God. Then somehow when God infuses them with his spirit for that time or season...something happens...something affects us...deep in our soul and somehow we are closer to God.
To God be the glory.
What does anointed mean to you?