Hi, I am Jenny Weaver from Jenny Weaver Worships and welcome to God Today. Today I want to encourage you with one of my favorite stories out of the Bible. It is the story of the woman with the alabaster box. I really love this story and I want to tell you my version of it. This is how I see it…
We have Jesus and the disciples and these men of great importance and they are all meeting together. They are in this room, and really back in the day, women were not allowed to just interrupt and come in and sit with the men. The only time they were really allowed in the room was when they were serving food.
Here is this woman, and she has this beautiful alabaster box, this beautiful anointment, this fragrance. I imagine her preparing it in her home and being so touched by the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, that she purposes in her heart, “I am going to pour this out on Jesus no matter what it costs me. No matter how it looks.” She begins to make her way to meet Jesus. She begins to press her way through, knowing “I am going to be breaking rules, I am going to be breaking tradition, I am going to be upsetting the religious people of the day.” I believe she really just throws that all aside and says, “I have to go to pour this out on Jesus.”
She comes into this room and they are all sitting and talking, and it is of great importance. You just don’t do this and she just doesn’t even care. She runs straight up to Jesus. She gets at the feet of Jesus. She begins to pour out every bit of that anointing oil, every bit of her worship unto God, her whole heart. She goes, “I am going to give all of this to Jesus today.” The beautiful thing is, I call it her “worship”, that fragrance fills the whole room. The Bible says, “The fragrance filled the whole room.”
Worship will fill a whole atmosphere, worship will fill your situation. The people were around – it was upsetting to them – and Jesus says, “This woman’s story will go on throughout all of the generations. For what she has done here for me today.” The Lord will honor your worship. The Lord will honor the purity of your heart. Whatever you are going through today – I have learned this in my life – when I begin to pour out unto Jesus, when I begin to cry out unto God, in any situation, God will move mightily. Worship will shift and change your atmosphere, your situation.
I want to encourage you – don’t be moved by your situation and by that mountain. But, move that mountain and that situation with your worship. Today, pour out your alabaster box unto Jesus. He is waiting and He will receive it with gladness. I am Jenny Weaver and this is God Today.