PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 11:5-13
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“How much more will your Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13)
God wants everyone to have the ‘very good’ life we were made for.
God also respects our freedom and does not force feed us or pressure us.
That we are to ask God shows that the goal is for a relationship.
God wants us as free partners to choose this love and blessing.
As a friend, as a father, God is also free to respond freely.
To say YES when it is for the best, and NO when it is not.
But one request God will always say YES to is to ask for the Spirit.
This is how we were designed, when God breathed life into humans from the start.
This gift alone is enough; any gift without the Spirit will be unsatisfying.
Think of all the things you normally pray for.
Do the ‘treasures’ we seek satisfy the soul, or only our momentary wants?
Try praying ONLY for the Spirit of God for a while, as your only request.
Seek this treasure first, and see ‘how much more’ is received as well.
May God satisfy my heart with the Spirit, and may I be spiritually full!
Lord, I make this my prayer. Please give me Your Spirit, the Spirit of God and life and fullness. Breathe on me breath of God, fill me with life anew!