After worship practice at my church, I jump out of the car and hurry into my house. It’s raining, beautiful drops of water falling from the sky. After a dry (not to mention hot) summer, the rain is welcome. I can almost see the almost dead grass turning green, and the temperature is getting cooler by the minute.
Rain brings life. As I think about this, it reminds me of the Holy Spirit. It fills us up like water fills a cup, until we overflow. It brings us new life. We are no longer dead in our sin, but renewed by the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV)
Sin. Christian struggle against it every day. For “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23, NIV). Before we become saved, we are dead in our sin.
You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive in Christ, for He forgave all our sins. (Colossians 2:13, NLT)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10, NIV)
Jesus is the giver of life. Without Him, we have no hope. But because of Him, we have a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). When we except Him into our hearts, we are filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2).
What’s important is, after the Holy Spirit has entered our lives, we need to share this incredible gift with others. If you put a bucket outside in the rain, what happens once it is filled to the brim and it continues to rain? It overflows. When we’re truly pursuing God with every fiber of our being, we will be overflowing with the Holy Spirit. Just as the excess water from the bucket will pour onto its surroundings, our faith will touch others.
Don’t be afraid to take the first step; live for God; overflow with the Holy Spirit! Shout to the world that you are His, and He is yours!