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Day Five – Good Receivers

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Luke 11:9-13 (NIV)

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 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!”

Reflection:

We need the Holy Spirit.  To live as we’re meant to live, to be a follower of Jesus, to love others, to minister, we need the Holy Spirit of God.  We are taught to ask and seek and knock.  As we ask, seek, and knock, God’s heart is to willingly and lovingly give the Holy Spirit, just as a parent who loves to give good gifts to his child.

The flip side of giving is receiving.  In order for us to live according to God’s will, we need to be good receivers of the Holy Spirit.  One important key to receiving is knowing and believing that God is a loving provider.  He will not withhold what we need, and He will never trick us or harm us.  Each and every day, may we ask, seek, and knock with confident hope because we approach our loving Father in heaven.  Let’s receive the filling of the Spirit today.

Day Four – Good and Perfect

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Day Three – We Knead the Dough

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Day Two – Icing on the Cake

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Day One – Manna

Monday, July 14th, 2014