Luke 11:13 – If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!
A human father would not give bad gifts; even though he has a sinful nature, he knows how to give good gifts to his children. How much more is your heavenly Father willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him. How significant it is that the gift God selects as the one you most need, and the one He most desires to give you, is the Holy Spirit. When Jesus spoke these words, the Holy Spirit had not yet been given. You need not pray for the Holy Spirit to be given to you, because He comes to indwell you at the time of your salvation. However it is certainly necessary for you to pray for the Holy Spirit in other ways. You must pray that you are teachable by the Holy Spirit, that you will be guided by the Spirit, and that His power will be poured out on you in order to be used for Christ.
Do not neglect the fact that the Holy Spirit is always with you. Do you consistently acknowledge the Holy Spirit in your life? Does the Spirit have authority over your decisions and choices? Your challenge this week is to ask for the Holy Spirit’s presence to be even more evident in your life than ever before. As we learned at this past Sunday service, John the Apostle reminded us that we as believers “have an anointing from the Holy One” (1 John 2:20) this anointing is the Holy Spirit. May that anointing enable you to speak truth to someone who is believing a lie. May the Spirit give you peace when everything around you is falling apart and seemingly impossible to endure. By the Spirit may all of your thoughts, hopes and dreams become realities to the glory of God. Let God bless you the way He desires to bless you.