The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,
and he remained in the desert for forty days – Mark 1: 12
It is amazing to see how our Lord Jesus surrendered to the Holy Spirit throughout His life on earth.
Today the first Sunday of Lent, we read in the Gospel, that the Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert.
The desert is not a place of fun, but a place of deep sacrifice, suffering and denial.
And yet Jesus obeyed and submitted Himself to the Holy Spirit for this purpose.
In the same way we read that when Jesus started His ministry, He was anointed by the Holy Spirit and Power.
Also, John the Baptist tells us that Jesus is the One Who baptises with the Holy Spirit and with Fire.
It makes me contemplate that as children of the Living God, we also MUST SURRENDER to the Holy Spirit completely. We must come to recognise Who the Holy Spirit is to us and have a living relationship with Him. For He is the Spirit of the Father and the Son. He is our breath, our life, our fountain of Living Water.
Today, Lord Jesus, I ask for the grace and zeal to fall in love with the Holy Spirit all over again. Baptise me Lord, with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Fill my heart afresh with new zeal for His presence in my life… And most Holy God, give me the humility to surrender completely in perfect trust to the Holy Spirit for He is my life, my breath, my existence, and my all. AMEN.
Always and Forever,
To the Lamb.
With all my love.