Gospel Rewind 12/19/2013: Anointed – Under The Influence
Artist: Anointed Track: Under The Influence Album: Under The Influence
Under The Influence is the title track taken from the 1996 album by Ohio group Anointed. This song definitely has you under the influence as you find yourself singing along and you realize that you too have experienced people “talkin” about the way you’re “walkin.” You know what it’s like to see people apparently “troubled by the change” in your stride because of the difference in the way you’re living.
This is “love without condition” and as you let it overtake your will and give into its control, you realize that this is the kind of love that won’t let you go. Under The Influence is all about this love that, once tasted, cannot be replaced. I can tell you from personal experience that I once felt empty but, now I can stand up and say that “I have plenty”; being under the influence of God’s love is a blessing and a joy.
“Take my life, use me Lord, shine Your light through me for all the world to see that I am not my own.” Let this be our daily prayer. Let us ask the Lord for more of Him in us. Let us do as He would do and also as the Word instructs us: put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Colossians 3:12). He did, after all, give His son so that we could live (John 3:16); His love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us (Romans 5:5). We are truly blessed to serve a God who loves us so and as His love continues to take a hold of our lives, I pray that we will continue to live under its influence.
Anointed sing a song of truth with this acoustic offering. Laced with sounds of R&B, Under The Influence is one of many truly inspiring songs from a group whose name is rather apt. A full Anointed catalog can be found here.
**This will be the last Gospel Rewind until the new year and so I would like to take this time to wish you all a Merry Christmas. May you be blessed as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Christ Jesus.