One day Jesus came to be baptized along with all the others. As he was consumed with the spirit of prayer, the heavenly realm ripped open above him and the Holy Spirit descended from heaven in the visible, tangible form of a dove and landed on him.
Then God’s audible voice was heard, saying, “My Son, you are my beloved one. Through you I am fulfilled.” (Luke 3:21)
There are three things here that also ‘belong‘ to each one of us.
- Rather than just spit out a long (and very boring) ritual list of daily prayer requests, we, too, could just relax and instead be consumed by the spirit of prayer. Think about it – as we open up to pray, our hearts remain open to inspection before GOD, so which ones do you think will get His attention, repetitive rote or the heart-connected?
- It wasn’t Jesus's prayers that got his Heavenly Father's attention – he was willing to be consumed by the Spirit of prayer. It was his willingness and submission that got GOD’s attention, so much so that the Heavenly realm was ripped open, and GOD’s Holy Spirit was sent to him.
- GOD’s affirming voice – “Through you, I am fulfilled!” (Isn’t this something that we ALL want to hear... )?
Would that we all were so filled with his Holy Spirit that we too would be passionately in love with GOD and that our very being would be focused on this one thing.
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
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