September 8, 2022

The Spirit Poured Out

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“It shall come to pass … that I will pour out My Spirit … your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions … whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” – Joel 2:28-32

Watching the news, we can find ourselves riding an emotional rollercoaster, going up one moment and down the next. We are happy when the news is positive and discouraged when the news seems gloomy.

Riding this rollercoaster, some place their hope and confidence in the economy, government, or politicians. They depend on investments and jobs. They worry about wars and rumors of war and find reasons to be concerned about the future.

For those who truly know God, these can be extraordinary days, filled with anticipation. Nonbelievers may see uncertainty, but Christians see prophecy being fulfilled. Conditions can seem unsettling, but Christians see God pouring out His Spirit, reminding us of His sovereign control and His plans, which have been fixed since the beginning of time.

We are seeing the fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy about a day when God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh in a time of unprecedented evangelism: “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

Millions of people are looking for hope and peace. The exciting news is that we have the answers! We have Jesus, and we have the Holy Spirit!

Ask God to give you a new revelation of His Spirit and fill you anew. Let Him take away your burdens, give you His peace, and reveal more of His wisdom. Be His witness, a vessel of His power.

Reflection Question: Compose a prayer asking for peace and wisdom from God.

Prayer: Father, pour out Your Spirit on me. Let me experience more of His presence and power. Use me to bring salvation to the world. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Joel 2