All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:4 (NIV)
To the precious in the sight of the Lord the Holy Spirit is given. They have walked with our Saviour. They have followed Him faithfully. Now a mysterious and powerful Force fills them. They are able to do and say things that before they could not. But should we remember that these abilities are enabled?
There is a dark corner within our hearts that loves to possess. Right from the first person who walked this planet, we´ve wanted more than what we have. What belongs to another, we want to make ours. Does everything always still belong to Him?
God tells us in the Bible that His gifts are not to make us happy without Him. But they are given to draw us closer to Him. When they serve their purpose then both receiver and Giver are made happy together. That happiness is full, right and perfect. So too with the Spirit. The Spirit is given to draw us into relationship with the Lord, His power and His will. Those who are not thinking of themselves are filled. They are enabled as the Spirit Sees God is honored. Shall we pray for that the Holy Spirit finds a love and devotion to God in us that can enable His power into our lives?
We want to be filled and enabled by Your Holy Spirit. But we want even more to know that You have found us so tuned to You that this same Spirit finds in us a heart worth enabling. Strengthen our love and dedication we pray!