God's Holy Fire: 'Filled with Joy'

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, ...
— Luke 10:21 NLT

Key Thought

All too frequently, we pursue the wrong things hoping that they will make us happy. Real joy, however, comes from the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. When we look at the life of Jesus and at the lives of his early followers, we see that the presence of the Holy Spirit brought them joy. The Spirit's presence can do the same for us. This joy from the Spirit comes from many things, including but not limited to these blessings:
  • Insight and understanding into the scriptures and into life.
  • The abiding presence of God within us.
  • The connection that the Holy Spirit gives us with other believers.
  • The assurance of our relationship with the Father as his children.
Joy comes to us because of the Spirit's presence in our lives!

Today's Prayer

O Father, thank you for providing me with your source of joy, the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, I thank you. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Luke 10:21 NLT — Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, ...

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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