A Move of the Spirit

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

To many in the world, the Christmas season is dominated by angels and shepherds, wise men, Mary, Joseph, and the manger scene with the baby Jesus. There are carols and festivities, shopping, gift-giving, and images of Santa Claus.

But in many ways, the story about the birth of Jesus is dominated by the Holy Spirit. In fact, the entire story is a celebration of the Spirit, and a demonstration of how the Spirit acts in the world. How He orchestrated events, and moved upon men and women to accomplish the Father’s purposes.

The Bible tells us that Jesus’ birth was an act of the Spirit. An angel told Mary that “the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35).

We see how both the mother and father of John the Baptist became “filled with the Holy Spirit” (Luke 1:41, 67). We see how the Simeon, a “just and devout” man, witnessed Jesus’ dedication, and how “the Holy Spirit was upon him” (Luke 2:25). And we see the continuing work of the Spirit throughout Jesus’ ministry.

As we think about the birth of Jesus, we are reminded that the Spirit still is active in the world. The Bible promises that He was sent to guide us. Teach us. Empower us.

Today, don’t let the superficial things of the world keep you from realizing the spiritual depth and dimension. That God has given you the opportunity to be filled with His Spirit. To have the power of the Spirit. To experience the full fruit of the Spirit, and operate with the gifts of the Spirit. Let His Spirit help you fulfill God’s purposes your life.