Do you know how to give good gifts?
Have you ever turned down a beautifully wrapped gift because you weren’t sure what might be inside?
How often do we dismiss the gifts God wants to give us?
from Andrew Murray – The discussion this week was from Luke 11:13 on the Holy Spirit.
“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!” Luke 11:13
It is impossible to conceive of God bestowing any higher gift on His child than His own Spirit. God is what He is through His Spirit; the Spirit is the very life of God. Just think what it means for God to give His own Spirit to His child on earth.
All spiritual blessings must be received, that is, accepted or taken, in faith. Believe that the Father gives the Holy Spirit to His praying child. Even while I pray, I must say in faith: “I have what I ask, and the fullness of the Spirit is mine.”