DAY SEVENTEEN FILLED WITH SPIRIT
On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Imagine right now you are holding in your hand two cups. One cup is dirty and filled with stones, sand, and debris. The other cup looks brand new. It is shiny, washed, clean and empty. The description of these two cups is a representation of our lives. The first cup is a picture of our lives before Jesus. Before Jesus, our lives were filled with all kinds of dirt and debris, but the minute we accepted Him, our lives began to look like the second cup. At that moment we were new creations. We were born again, washed clean, and forgiven. In an instant, we became born again examples of cups filled with the Holy Spirit. One definition of the word “filled” would allude to something that is not just a one time happening but an ongoing process. Just like the gas tanks on our cars need to be refilled when they are empty, it is up to us to continually make room for the Holy Spirit to fill and refill our lives. One way to do this is through daily Bible reading, worship, and prayer. Let's ask God to use this 21-day journey to make this an anchor habit in all of our lives, so there is always room for the Holy Spirit to move
Heavenly Father, let our lives be examples of redemption. Let us never forget the past you delivered us from and the power of what Jesus did on the cross that redeemed us. Come right now and change us forever with the life-changing power of your Holy Spirit. Lead us to stay in your word every day, and remind us to seek you at all times and in all places. We love you, and we give all the praise, Amen.