Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Filled with the Spirit

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Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
~ Ephesians 5:18-20 NIV ~

This verse does not give us a song to sing -- but it tell us to keep on singing. When we are filled with the Spirit will be filled with JOY. We can express this joy in song. Thankfully, we don't have to sing well -- just sing. Perhaps you are not the type to become so dramatic and expressive in you faith. Everyone is different. It is not so terribly important how much Holy Spirit you have. It is important how much the Holy Spirit has of you.

Never mind how beautiful or pitiful you may sound. Sing loud enough to drown out those defeating thoughts that normally clamor for attention. Release yourself from that cage of introspective reluctance --SING OUT! You are not auditioning for the choir, you are making melody with your heart.

If you listen closely when you're through, you may hear the hosts of heaven shouting for joy. Then again, it might be your neighbor ... screaming for relief.

~ Charles Swindoll, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life

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