Archive for December, 2012

LUKE 2:22-35 Fill yourself up with MORE OF HIM.

09 Dec

“And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.  So he came by the Spirit into the temple.  And when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:  ‘Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples.   A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.’  And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.  Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, ‘Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Unto us a child is born… Simeon waited to lay eyes on the Messiah, he waited patiently.  Simeon was filled with the Holy Spirit and he listened and obeyed.  He knew that God would fulfill His promise.  He knew that He would see the face of salvation.

Are you expecting God to show up?  Are you watching and looking for Him?

Simeon was filled with the Holy Spirit, and led by the Spirit to the place that the savior would be.  This season let’s fill our lives with MORE OF HIM…  Empty your life of ‘self’ and fill your life with ‘the Spirit’.  You will recognize the Messiah if you listen to the Spirit in you.  God wants you to be FULL…just ask Him to ‘Fill you up.’

Thanks Pastor Bubna for your words of encouragement today.  We all need MORE OF HIM.

Blessings and Hugs….Thelma