And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (Lk. 4:1)
The best place to be on earth is the place described as being “full of the Holy Spirit”. There is such a thing as being full of the Spirit of God. After we are filled, we get to the place described as being full. The scripture says in Ephesians 5:18 “and be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit”. There is a reason God wants us to be filled with the Spirit every single day. In that place described as “being full of the Holy Spirit”, we live in the atmosphere of heaven and operate in the realm of God. There is no fear, anxiety, depression, sickness, or oppression there. Have you ever been around a believer or minister that seems to carry the atmosphere of heaven around them? You get around such people and sense a fullness in them. God wants every one of us to be full of Him.
There is an epidemic of spiritual dryness amongst many of God’s precious children, and this manifests itself in different ways. Sometimes, we might feel as though God is in the north pole while we are in the south. It could manifest as spiritual apathy, where there is no passion, desire or strength for spiritual things. A vibrant spiritual life should not be mistaken for being busy with church activity or ministry. The greatest witness of our spiritual health comes from within us. We know when we are dry and empty. And we know when we are full of God.
The Lord has no day that He designed for us to be dry and empty. He wants us to be full of Him, every day, whether on the mountaintop or when we are going through a valley. Escape the tentacles of spiritual lukewarmness. Romans 12:11 exhorts us to always be “fervent in spirit”. If this was cheap, it would not have been an issue. Spiritual fulness requires that you develop a habit of intimacy with God. You get what you put in. Sow time with God and you will reap 24/7 divine presence and a life of glory.
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Declare out loud that the Spirit of God lives in you and you are living a life that is full of God every day.
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Ask the Lord in prayer for the passion in your heart for spiritual fullness.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
How are you doing today-spiritually full or empty? If you are empty, look back at the last 1-2 days of your life and what time you had with God and you will probably see why you feel spiritually dry. There is no substitute for spending time with God in prayer and in His Word if you want to live a life full of God every day.
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