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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Full Of The Spirit

I went to one of our Thursday night services that has gospel music and it was extra special. God always shows up but this night He showed up and showed off! I had to come home and start writing! The third worship song we sang was David Crowder’s, “All My Hope Is In Jesus” and it was amazing! “There's a kind of thing that just breaks a man Break him down to his knees God, I've been broken more than a time or two (yes, Lord) Then He picked me up and showed me What it means to be a man Come on and sing… All my hope is in Jesus Thank God that yesterday's gone Yes, all my sins are forgiven I've been washed by the blood…”

The music was so powerful and as my friend sang, with all her heart, “God, I've been broken more than a time or two Then He picked me up and showed me What it means to be a man.” I had chills! My pastor jumped up from the piano, took a few steps, clapping his hands and moving his arms like he was all pumped up! He was filled with the Spirit!

There have been many times at church that I have felt the Spirit to the point that I felt like I could not be still, there is too much excitement to contain it! It is a radiant joy that flows between the Trinity, inside us! How could it feel ordinary? The apostle Paul commands us in Ephesians 5:18 that we be filled with the Spirit. “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”

Being filled with the Spirit is like pouring water in a glass until it runs over, no more space for anything, it is full. Like the song says, we are broken but God picks us up. He helps us remove things and reminds us our hope is in Jesus. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by power of the Holy Spirit.”


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