(Reminder - I add my own expansion and interpretation to our Pastor's messages.)
We can be infilled with the Spirit so that we can have power beyond our own abilities; power to do God's Will and be His witnesses to others. The key is that we must be willing to yield to allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through us. Think about it, when we are asked to pray, do we yawn? When we are asked to give, do we say "later"? When we are asked to get up, do we roll over and go back to sleep? These are all areas where the Spirit speaks to us and we must decide if we will yield and be obedient. (Throughout the Bible God is really looking for obedience, not sacrifice. 1 Samuel 15:22.)
The Holy Spirit will give gifts to each. Some might ask which gift is best? The answer is: the one that is needed. The next question is will we be open, yielded and obedient?
Listen to these nice words as you watch this gorgeous video.
A Verse for Today:
Luke 11:13 (NIV)
13 "If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
My Prayer: Lord, Spirit, help me to be yielding; help me to use Your gifts wisely and allow me to be a witness for you.