Having enough of the Holy Spirit

“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.


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