Week 4 DAY 2 FILLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
Most of what we have been taught about the Holy Spirit has been about people that shake uncontrollably and act funny. We have assumed in so many religious contexts that the Holy Spirit has aimless noise and convulsions. We ought not to feel the Holy Spirit, we ought to be filled by the Holy Ghost. He should control our actions and determine how we live. When the Holy Spirit is within us, we must be conscious of the fact that God Himself is within you. His fullness, His power, His splendour, and glory all within you. This is why the bible reminds us that we are His temple.
You begin to produce fruits of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), you begin to reflect the heart of the Holy Ghost. Your attitude reflects His heart and your inclinations change. As He fills your life and heart, you also start to produce the gifts that he has given liberally to all of us (1 Corinthians 12). All the men in the bible did amazing supernatural things through the power of the Holy Spirit. The same Holy Spirit that rose Christ from the dead is at work in the believer today. It requires that we empty ourselves of ourselves and fill up on the greatest power on earth. He cannot fill a vessel that is already full, so I must empty myself and yield to his in filling. I must be a willing vessel, to be changed and filled by the Holy Spirit.
Lord fill me with your spirit, I desire to walk in your power and your glory. May your precious spirit transform me from the inside out.
I yield to the infilling and use of the Holy Spirit, I acknowledge that He is at work today and I submit myself to Him. Work within me Holy Spirit, anoint me, change me, fill me, transform me, mould me, break me, build me, speak to me, correct me, rebuke me, touch me, restore me,
I am a willing vessel, I empty myself of myself. I make complete room in my life for the Holy Spirit to begin his work in me. I remove the clutter in my life and body that has dispossessed the Holy Spirit in my life.
I manifest the fruits of the Holy Spirit, I manifest the gifts of the Spirit.
Holy Spirit, reveal to me the gifts that you have placed in me through the laying on of hands. Cause them to flourish, even as you lead me and prompt me.