How much more...!
‘If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’ Luke 11. 13
June is birthday month in our house. We’ve had parties, sleepovers, cakes and of course, presents. Seeing the look of joy and delight on the face of someone you love when they open a carefully chosen gift is just brilliant! It’s amazing when you receive something you’ve really wanted and been asking for - and really special when you get a present that you didn’t expect - but you really love!
Sometimes God equips and empowers us, by the Holy Spirit, to do with greater conviction and strength those things we already doing. That’s a real affirmation of our calling to serve God and others. But sometimes the Holy Spirit gives us unexpected gifts which we can use to worship, pray and serve in ways that we didn’t expect.
Jesus affirms our human desire to give good gifts to those we love. He also wants to open our eyes to the infinitely more generous, affirming and liberating gift of the Holy Spirit - available each of God’s children who asks.
Have you ever asked God to fill you anew with the Holy Spirit? Why not do so each day this week and see what happens?