Week 5: Overflowing with God’s Love for Others is Evidence of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit

God fills us with his Holy Spirit so that (read more)...

Posted by Unleash2019 on 27th Apr 2019

“God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us.” ~Romans 5:5

God fills us with his Holy Spirit so that he can pour out His own holy nature of love through us as a constant, abundant, gushing river. This is the stream of living water that Jesus promised us (see John 7:38).

You love because the Holy Spirit pours his own loving nature into you as fully as you are open to receive. The more you pour out God’s love on others, the more God is able to put into you his holy love. The more you pour out, the more he pours in - ever fresh, ever new, ever cleansing, ever transforming, ever filling, ever Christlike, ever reaching out to and blessing others. This fullness of love, this gushing river of love is God’s plan for every Christian. “Love is the fragrance, the glory and the power of all Christian living. Love is the secret of holiness, saintliness and fruitfulness. Love for God and for others is the fulfilling of the law. Love is the transforming power of Pentecost. Love is the secret of Christlikeness. Love is the basic fruit of the Spirit.” (Wesley Duewel Ablaze for God p 97).

Prayer:

O Holy Spirit, I empty my heart of all my efforts and plans, desires and longings. Please cleanse me of all that would block the flow of Your power and presence in and through my life. I open my heart to You as fully as I know. Please fill me, I pray, with Yourself until the fullness of the love of God flows through me to others just as Christ gave so freely to me.

--Wesley Duewell, paraphrased by Neville Bartle, New Zealand