God's Holy Fire: 'Joy through the Holy Spirit'

Thursday, November 21, 2024

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At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do."
— Luke 10:21 NIV

Key Thought

Since the presence of the Holy Spirit led Jesus to be full of joy, then the Spirit can and will bring this blessing into our lives as well. Just like the joy of little children receiving gifts, we should be overflowing with joy because of the gift of grace given to us (Mark 10:13-16). So let's learn to seek the Spirit's presence and respond with our sincerest and heartfelt praise.

Today's Prayer

I do praise you, Father, for you are God. I know that through good times and bad, my praise comes to you by the power of the Holy Spirit who lives in me and intercedes for me. Thank you for saving me, sharing your grace with me, and bringing me joy through the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Luke 10:21 NIV — "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children."

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.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.
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