Spiritaul Baptism

Spiritual Baptism

For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 1:5 (NIV)

 

Jesus tells His followers to wait for a baptism of Spirit.  The Spirit of God is to come over, to fill and to lead His people.  This is a great blessing and the most wonderful Gift.  But some time is required.  This Gift direct from God is not something we can place our impatient hands upon.  We cannot manipulate God´s timing.  We cannot rush the Lord.  He will give freely.  But He will give only when He knows we are ready.  He will only give to those whom He sees truly long for it.

Jesus´ Disciples surely did receive the promised Gift of the Spirit of God.  They were filled.  They went on in power to heal, to teach and to do mighty works for the Lord.  What will be said of us?  Do we really want this filling from above?  Do we truly want God´s Spirit to move powerfully within us today?  If so, how do we think we can make ourselves ready to be good recipients for the Spirit?  Could we spend some precious time with God´s Son today?  Could we let Jesus’ Presence with us work its Miracle within our hearts?

 

Dear Jesus,

We want more than anything this most priceless Gift of the filling Spirit of God.  We want to be moved in power to seek and to find You more.  We want to be filled with love, wisdom and a great intimate connection to the Lord.  So please, out of our bond today, let God see how much we need Him.  Make us into the perfect souls to receive the Holy Spirit now!

Amen

by S.D. Wonenberg

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