Day 3 - 21 Days of "Plenty Too Much"
Overflowing with the Holy Spirit
Is it possible to be so filled with the Holy Spirit that nothing steals our joy? To be so filled that even when people are harsh and hurtful we naturally respond with love?
The answer according to God’s word is, Yes. In fact, we are commanded in the Bible to be “filled with the Holy Spirit.” The word “filled” means overflowing to the point of saturation.
I believe you can compare believers to two kinds of cups. One has barely enough. People with this kind of cup timidly try to guard and balance their cup as they walk through life. They may give someone a sip now and then but they are careful that that person doesn’t sip too much. They are very worried about someone knocking over their cup too. But a Plenty Too Much Spirit filled believer knows that the hose is attached to their cup. They live in a state of overflowing praise, joy, and love.
This is the way that Jesus lived. Jesus said in John 3:34 that, “For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.” Jesus lived with the river of the Holy Spirit continually flowing out of Him. He promised the same kind of life for us in John 7:38.
Why is it so important that we have “plenty too much” Holy Spirit pouring out of our life? One reason is because especially at a time like this it seems that there are everywhere what I call, “joy suckers” trying to suck the joy, love, hope, and peace out of us. One of the things Jesus made clear to us living in the last days is the fact that the pressures that try to rob and steal our joy aren’t going to decrease and may even increase. What God does promise is that we will be like a submarine. The deeper a submarine goes down the more the pressure on the outside increases, but at the same time it has systems that cause the pressure from the inside to increase at the same rate. Whatever you are going through today the Lord promises to fill you as much as you need to be filled to walk through this circumstance full of God.
How? The Bible says to ask Father for the Holy Spirit the way a child asks their Papa for bread. Pray “Come Holy Spirit, Father I need you to fill me now.” Then choose to breathe in and out in the Holy Spirit with praise and thanksgiving. Ephesians 5:19 says, “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”