Devotions from Judy’s heart,

This morning at our Renewal group we discussed our lesson for this Sunday ( Acts 2)  about being filled with the Spirit. Verse 4 says, “ All of them were filled with the Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” What a difference it made it the life of the disciples and all those present on Pentecost….especially Peter who had not long before denied Jesus 3 times and now gave a strong witness of God’s power. When I was leaving this morning to go to church, I noticed one of our shrubs had filled out and was full of green leaves and beautiful pink flowers. When we left to go Colorado just a week ago it had only a few small leaves on it and most branches were rather bare. And now it was bursting with flowers and filled out so beautifully. It made me think of the Spirit- filled life and how it makes one come alive in the Lord and fills us full of joy, peace, love and beauty. The potential was always there but now we see the result of opening to the Spirit. I’m sure we all know people who are so full of the Spirit and just shine with His presence.  Let us open ourselves to Him each day and be amazed at what happens!