The Rush

My morning devotions have been in 1 Samuel.  It’s a great read.  I recommend it to you.  A chapter a day works.  One of the phrases that has smacked me in the head says, “the Spirit of God rushed upon him.”   Theologians get distracted by debates about how the Holy Spirit operated differently among Old Testament people and New Testament people.   All that discussion is important at certain levels.   But you need to know that the Holy Spirit of God came upon you when you were born again.  And we are instructed to “not be drunk with wine, but to be filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).   Like an alcoholic keeps taking in liquor which effects the whole person,  we are to be constantly opening our minds and hearts to the influence of the Holy Spirit, that he may rush in and do what he wants with us.  The more decisions, events, and discussions we include the Spirit in, the more we are lead by his wise, powerful and gentle ways.   Or he may rush in.   However he works, I pray we become intoxicated by his presence.