“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.” Luke 4:1.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Daniel 7-8, Psalm 137, and Luke 4.
Do I have enough of the Holy Spirit to be “led?”
Note the example of Jesus in today’s chosen verse: He was “full” and He was “led.”
I often wonder why I wander around out of God’s Will or in search of God’s Will. Isn’t it obvious what my problem is? I am NOT filled with the Holy Spirit. I HAVE the Holy Spirit but I am not filled with the Holy Spirit.
I believe that the Holy Spirit enters our lives when we accept the Good News and begin to live accordingly. But having something and acting accordingly can be two different things. I can be filled with information that my car is low in gas but if I don’t act accordingly than am I really filled? I have knowledge but do I act in accordance to that knowledge?
Jesus was filled and could be led. If I am truly filled with the knowledge that my car is low in gas then I will be getting to a gas station in short order. No one will have to remind me. The one who is bringing gas to me along the road in a container will not be questioning my common sense.
“Lord, I want to be led by Your Holy Spirit this day. Forgive me for knowing about You but living without You. Why would I ever want to lead myself? What promising history has that ever produced? I need You. You know best. Take complete control of me now, I beg. I love You, Lord.”
Having the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit having you are two different things.