In following on from the last two posts on being filled with the Holy Spirit and having a “Pentecost” day of our own we have looked at the presence of the Holy Spirit and the room we need to allow the Holy Spirit into our lives. If we are being filled with the Holy Spirit and moving in a new direction under God’s guidance, then how do we know if we are on the right path?
The FIRST thing we need to acknowledge is that the clay jar we make up has a capacity – The Holy Spirit does not. If we allow God the space, He will fill our Jar with the presence of the Holy spirit and the guidance and direction to move us in a new direction.
SECOND we should be mindful of what fills our jar – the world will fill it with shiny new things that the scripture says will decay and pass away but God will only fill it with the Truth and Love of the Holy Spirit that continues to increase in our lives here and in the heavenly treasure that we lay up for Heaven. Have you ever thought about your heavenly treasure?
Matthew 6:19-21 Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
THIRD the results of both our filling and overflow will be evident in our lives and our impact on the lives of others. Solomon was clear on the blessings and overflow God promises –
Proverbs 3:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Jesus said the filling and abundance of our hearts would be evident in our lives.
Luke 6:45 New King James Version (NKJV)
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
May we open our hearts to the Holy Spirit this Pentecost season, and may God fill us with the desire to serve others from the abundance He provides our spirits.