Welcome to our daily devotional, “Raising a King.” In the Bible and in our lives, kingship holds a special place. Today, I invite you to explore your capacity to shape the destinies of kings – not only in the corridors of royalty but within our hearts and the hearts of those around us.

By our devotional, “Raising a King,” I want it made clear that we are all instruments of God’s purpose, molding and nurturing greatness in ourselves and others. Do not underestimate the potential within you!

Let’s get started and discover what it means to nurture the spirit of a king.

Key Takeaway from Raising a King

  • Raising a King encourages us to recognize our role in nurturing greatness and purpose, in others and ourselves.

Anchor Bible Verse of the day on Raising a King

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.

1 Samuel 16:13 (NKJV)

In this verse, David is anointed by the prophet Samuel, where God’s Spirit descends upon David, marking him as the chosen one to become the future king.

It shows how God can anoint ordinary people for unique purposes. David’s story teaches us that being a king is not limited to thrones but extends to the hearts of those chosen and anointed by the divine.

This anointing signifies earthly kingship and divine approval, a spiritual anointing to lead.

Key Explanations:

  • Horn of oil: A symbol of anointing and consecration.
  • Anointing him: A divine selection and approval by God.
  • Spirit of the Lord came upon David: An indwelling of God’s Spirit for guidance and leadership.

Reflection on Raising a King

Today, by raising a king, we are reminded that each of us carries the potential to be anointed by God for a unique purpose.

We may not wear earthly crowns, but within us resides the capacity for greatness and leadership in various aspects of life.

Like David, our anointing may not be evident to the world, but it is no less real.

Proverbs 3:5-6 teaches us to:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

This verse echoes the idea that we must trust in God’s divine anointing to guide our steps and raise kings within us.

Today, we are challenged to recognize that we too, are anointed by God for His purpose.

  • Our lives are not insignificant, and
  • Our actions have profound impacts.

We are kings and queens in the making, tasked with leading lives of purpose, honor, and righteousness.

Just as David was anointed to become a king, we are anointed by God for a unique purpose, by our very calling.

Raising A King A Daily Devotional
Raising A King A Daily Devotional

See, our anointing may not be to lead a nation, but it’s a divine consecration for a specific mission in life. “Raising a King” within us means recognizing our anointing, embracing it, and living in a way that honors God.

We are called to be kings and queens in our spheres of influence, whether as parents, leaders, friends, or colleagues.

David’s journey, filled with both triumphs and trials, teaches us that a king’s heart is shaped through obedience, humility, and unwavering trust in God. This reflection invites us to examine our own lives, acknowledge our anointing, and strive to live in a manner worthy of the calling.

1 Peter 2:9 says:

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Yes, we are chosen and anointed by God for a special purpose. We are a royal priesthood, called to proclaim God’s praises through our lives.

Call to Action

Today, acknowledge the divine anointing within you. Live with purpose and integrity, and recognize that you are a king or queen in the making. Lead with love, compassion, and humility, just as David did.

Prayer Points for Today

  • Divine Guidance: Pray for divine guidance and anointing to fulfill your unique purpose.
  • Strength in Leadership: Seek God’s strength and wisdom as you lead and influence those around you.
  • Recognition of Anointing: Ask the Lord to help you recognize His anointing and embrace your role as a king or queen in His service.

Let’s Pray

Our Father, we come before you acknowledging the divine anointing you place within each of us. Help us to recognize our purpose and lead with love, compassion, and humility. May we be kings and queens in Your service, raising greatness within and around us.

In Jesus’ precious and mighty name, we pray. Amen.

My prayer for you today: Today, it’s my prayer that you raise queens and kings within us to make a difference wherever we are.