One Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Turning Point with David Jeremiah

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me…to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning.
Isaiah 61:1, 3a

A Harvard physics lecturer, Dr. Greg Kestin, recently conducted an experiment from a small boat on a choppy lake. When he poured just one tablespoon of oil onto the lake, it quickly spread over the surface of the water, calming the lake in an area measuring half an acre. Since olive oil spreads to just one molecule thick, it covers a wide area and creates a slick surface that prevents the wind from gaining traction with the water, thus quieting the waves and whitecaps.

When we’re anointed with the oil of the Holy Spirit, our words, deeds, attitudes, and influence spreads further than we know, creating a joy that lessens the storms of life. When the Holy Spirit uses us, we never know how far or how wide the ripple effect will extend—either geographically or in time. One simple word or deed for Christ, touched by the Spirit, may directly or indirectly touch someone elsewhere in the world without our knowledge, and it may have a chain reaction that continues until Christ comes.

Don’t be discouraged, for your labor in the Lord is never in vain.
One Blue Horse says: That truth applies to every blog, every word we write or share from someone else or even a picture we put on Facebook, if it is inspired by the Holy Spirit ~ so nothing is in vain and through social media of any form we are able to reach the world! Take encouragement in that my writing family! Have a joyous Easter and keep writing and sharing!


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