MONDAY, AUGUST 9
And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit…
Acts 2:4 (NLT2)
GOD INDWELLS EVERY BELIEVER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
I have a glove here in my hand. The glove cannot do anything by itself, but when my hand is in it, the glove can do many things. True, it is not the glove, but my hand in the glove that acts. The Christian is a glove. It is the Holy Spirit in us, the hand, who does the work. We make room for the hand so that every finger in the glove is filled. (Source: Unknown)
The New Testament church had all of the Spirit they could receive. They were “filled to the brim.” We too were filled when we were born again. We received all of the Spirit we will ever receive, but now our desire and pursuit should be for the Spirit to have all of us that He can have! They were filled with the Spirit so they could serve God and live out their faith. The Spirit didn’t indwell believers until after Jesus ascended into Heaven. Now, every believer gets the Holy Spirit at the moment of their conversion.
God’s goal for the local church is that we should be together and be filled with the Spirit. What are ways we can grow our unity in our church? What makes you most feel included in our church family? Small groups are a great way to start. We will be starting new groups soon if you are interested in joining a group.
Thank God for giving you His Spirit and His power to live out your faith.