Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Holy Spirit

I just finished reading a little bit about the Holy Spirit and it has let me absolutely giddy! Before you call the loony bin... let me share a few verses with you.

Luke 11:11-13

11"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If 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!"

Romans 8:9

You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

John 3:34

For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.

Ephesians 1:13-14

13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory.

For those of you who don't know...June is a month of birthdays for our family. Mine (Ashley) is the 13th, and Caed and Greg share the 2oth for their big day. The passage in Luke got me thinking this morning. I love coming up with presents for friends and family. Especially my children. The gift I got for Caed this year will knock his socks off. I am smiling right now just thinking about how excited he is going to be when he opens it.

In the words of Luke "how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him"! In the words of my native vernacular NOW DON'T THAT BEAT ALL!

(Insert giddy laughter and slap of the knee here!)

Talk about the PERFECT gift.

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