If you then, even though you are evil, know how to give excellent gifts to your young children, how a lot far more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to these who ask him! (Luke 11:13)
I really like the redemptive nature of Charles Dickens’ novels. Oliver Twist is a favored, and the moment when Oliver gets coerced into asking for a bit far more gruel (it getting a futile as nicely as doomed prospect) is a classic moment in classic literature.
“Please, sir, I want some far more.”
Mr. Bumble shames and humiliates Oliver as if it have been the cardinal sin, a capital offense.
How in contrast to Mr. Bumble is our God! He glories in providing us each what we require as nicely as want.
Especially generous is He with specific distinct requests. Wisdom is one particular instance. James encourages us to ask freely, for He offers it liberally to these who ask without having wavering in doubt.
Jesus encourages us to ask for far more of the Holy Spirit in our lives, a prayer He is bound to answer without having delay.
Mr. Bumble-like church leaders and their denominations may well inform you that you have and deserve all the Holy Spirit you are going to get and that you very best be content material and grateful. But Jesus appears to indicate that the Holy Spirit’s presence, His fruit, His gifts, and His anointing in our lives can certainly develop and that He is available for you in higher measure just for the asking it is not a one particular-time repair, but a continual nicely that we can drink from every day, all day.
Revivals in history have been possibilities to drink from the fire hose of the Holy Spirit bodies have been healed, souls delivered, and people today born once again into an incorruptible, eternal loving partnership with God.
At present, one particular such revival is taking place close to us, and we are taking every single chance we can to delight in the Holy Spirit’s sweet presence, as we rejoice with people today of all ages who are receiving healed of cancer and other incurable ailments in the presence of the Holy Spirit.*
Are you hungry and thirsty for far more from God? Ask to knowledge far more of the Holy Spirit in your heart and life, and you will acquire, for it is a prayer worth praying, and it is a prayer God constantly answers.
I am hungry for far more. There is inside me now a godly dissatisfaction with my life. I just want far more of what Jesus promised. I extended to do the things–the higher things–Jesus mentioned I could do. I extended for far more involvement of the Holy Spirit in my every day globe.
Please grant me far more. Boost my hunger and thirst for You, Holy Spirit. Thank You that You under no circumstances leave me nor forsake me. You came to reside in me when I created Jesus Lord of my life, but I extended for far more anointing to do the factors God is calling me to do.
Holy Spirit, take on a higher leadership part in my life. Break off every single hinderance that would inhibit Your energy functioning by way of me. Free of charge to comply with You with all my heart, soul, thoughts and strength.
In Jesus Name
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