Day 14 – Go ahead and ask

Luke 11:5-13 (NIV)

Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 6 because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him. ‘ 7 “Then the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything. ‘ 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs. 9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Ask my friends. Have you? Have you asked God to give you the Holy Spirit? For those of us who currently have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, ask for a fresh revelation of His grace in your life and for those who have yet to be baptised in the Spirit, ask for it. If this is confusing to you, by the end of this devotional hopefully it will be crystal. From everything we have learned thus far, I suspect by now you recognize the importance of being entwined with Him. How His very presence changes everything. Please then, expect a fresh outpouring of His presence in your life and for the reality of who He is to come flooding into your life.