An angel came to Zechariah and told him that John the Baptist would be filled with the Holy Spirit even before His birth.
Now that is awesome!
Growing up in the church and around religion leads many people to grow up feeling like they were always saved. As long as they can remember, they have been believers. John the Baptist could top that! He was filled with the Holy Spirit even while He was in His mother’s womb.
Wow, expectant mothers and fathers take note. Pray over those babies even while they are in the womb. Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill them. I pray it over Nathanael all the time. I see evidence in His life of the Holy Spirit all the time. Others see it, as well. He is only 6 years old, and he struggles to talk, but he exudes the Holy Spirit much of the time.
Watching Nathanael pray before bed is a hallowed moment. He signs all kinds of things and mouths lengthy prayers. We think that He is thanking God for food, water, swimming, sleep, his bed, mommy and daddy, and more. He will even repeat things twice at times. Oh, to capture it on video. It is so amazing.
Lord, fill our children. May it be evident to the entire world that we are sons and daughters of the King, filled with your Spirit for our entire lives.