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Luke 11:13: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
D.L. Moody has been influential in my personal life as I study and read about his life and ministry in the 1800*s. I remember reading a story about how D.L. Moody was preparing to lead a revival throughout England to which an elderly pastor protested and said, *Why do we need this *Mr. Moody? He*s uneducated, inexperienced, etc. Who does he think he is anyway? Does he think he has a monopoly on the Holy Spirit?*
A younger, yet wiser pastor stood up and responded, *No, but the Holy Spirit has a monopoly on Mr. Moody.*
Do you truly want to be monopolized by the Holy Spirit? Let*s face it -- the degree of fullness of the Spirit of God is in direct proportion to the intensity of our true desire. The reality of the spirit-filled life is -- we have as much of God as we truly want.
Let*s seek to have a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him. Let*s allow the Holy Spirit to monopolize our lives and in doing so -- we*ll be empowered to do the great things God has called us to do in these days!
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