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19th June 2024

Responding to the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit lives in each individual Christian & He wants us to walk in step with Him (Galatians 5:25).
This requires our trust, obedience & submission unto the Holy Spirit’s leading & guiding.
In the divine dance we are invited into the Holy Spirit is the lead partner. SELAH
The Scriptures describe several ways that people respond to the Holy Spirit – some positive & some negative.
the best way is to be filled with the Spirit & this will be our focus for today.

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Ephesians 5:17-19 NKJV

The Lord desires that we be filled with His Spirit which produces godly fruit in our lives.
The Spirit lives in us & is ever present with us though in addition to that the Lord desires for us to have a full measure of His Spirit.
The Greek word for filled is indicating that we are to be filled & to keep on being filled continuously.
The Lord enables his Spirit to flow freely to us so that He can then flow freely through us.
That is why we need to be constantly being filled. So that we can overflow to touch & transform others. SELAH

We are to live in a constant flow of the Spirit to us & then through us.
The Lord desires it but so must we – we need a hunger & thirst for His Spirit.
The Holy Spirit comes where He is wanted & welcomed. SELAH
One prayer that the Lord always says yes to is the prayer for more of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13).
Jesus gives the Spirit without measure (John 3:34) & there is no limit to what you can receive. You are the deciding factor!!

The Holy Spirit is freely poured out to those who hunger & thirst for Him.
As He touches & transforms our lives from within, He seeks to touch & transform others by overflowing through you & me.
He is ever desiring our trust, obedience, surrender & submission to follow His lead.
How readily we walk in step with the Spirit & how we live day by day has an impact.
The Lord is seeking clean & willing vessels to flow to & to flow through. SELAH
The Lord will fill you with His Spirit. All you have to do is ask & go on asking.
Flowing to you, filling you to overflowing & flowing through you to make Jesus known. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • What marked difference has the Holy Spirit made to me life?
  • Am I continuously asking the Lord to fill me with His Spirit? How hungry & thirsty am I?
  • Meditate upon being filled, & continuously filled, with the Holy Spirit.

A song related to this theme:


Heavenly Father,
Thank you that pour out Your Spirit on all flesh,
And that You desire that I be filled & keep on being filled with Your Spirit.
Jesus, thank you that You give the Spirit without measure,
To lead & guide me in all Your ways & produce godly fruit in my life.
Holy Spirit thank you that You seek to make Jesus known, giving honour & glory unto Father & Son,
Use me to make Jesus known through words, works & wonders.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.

Written by Gareth Jones

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