Filled by the Holy Spirit…
God fills us with hope to bring us joy and peace:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13, NAB
One of the greatest blessings we receive is the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The Holy Spirit often makes us think of only spiritual things, but He is a very real part of our life. Through the Person of the Holy Spirit, we are filled with a joy and peace that we find nowhere else.
When life’s troubles start to overwhelm you, it is the Holy Spirit that will bring you peace. When blessings come your way, it is the Holy Spirit that will celebrate with you and bring you joy. When dark days are upon you, the Holy Spirit will provide you the hope you need to make it through another day.
Through the Father, we find the beauty in our creation. Through Christ, we find mercy and forgiveness. While these are important parts of our faith, let us not forget that it is through the Holy Spirit that we truly connect with God.
Open the door of your heart and allow the Holy Spirit to come into your life. May the Holy Spirit bring you abundant joy, endless peace, and bountiful hope.