For those who have received the call to be baptized, it is an unforgettable experience. The call is a struggle of personal remorse and guilt for past sins with an overwhelming joy inviting us to ask for baptism. It is unmistakably a great emotional upheaval, a heart-wrenching roller coaster ride that leaves the individual with an unforgettable Divine Encounter that serves as a testimony for the remainder of one’s life.

After entering into the baptismal covenant, we delight in this newfound sweetness of the Holy Ghost. We continue in the worship and love of Jesus Christ, and that same Spirit manifests again and again to nurture and strengthen the soul. Spiritual nourishment is attained by the sweet and tender return of the Spirit of God, filling the soul with joy unexplainable that often overflows in the form of tears. Such a joyful and tender relationship with the Lord, this communion is the blessed ingredient that causes us to thirst for more and more. Who can describe this joy? Words fail us! It is the anointing of the Spirit of God upon the heart — the UNCTION!

This hidden treasure found within us is the joy of our worship, is the strength to obey, and is the love we must share with others. It whispers to us ever so tenderly, pulling at the reins of our heart to guide us, communing with us, and directing us in the paths of righteousness.

When temptation comes, when disappointment and discouragement besets us; we are to pray, to reflect back upon our calling and to our baptismal covenant; the Holy Spirit that abides in our hearts will carry us through.

We are to cling to this Holy Ghost that has been bestowed, ever diligent to nourish it in our worship, in our obedience, in our love. The UNCTION will carry us through life and will ultimately bring fullness of joy. The true treasure of life hidden within the heart.

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