Get All God Will Bestow
By F. B. Meyer
"Be filled with the Spirit" (Eph. 5:18). Nothing can compensate the church or the individual Christian for the lack of the Holy Spirit. What the full stream is to the mill wheel, that is the Holy Spirit to the church. What the principle of life is to the body, that is the Holy Spirit to the individual. We shall stand powerless and abashed in the presence of our difficulties and our foes until we learn what He can be, as a mighty tide of love and power in the hearts of His saints.
Amongst the readers of these lines there may be many who are suffering from different forms of spiritual weakness, all of which are directly attributable to the lack of the Holy Spirit. Not that they are completely destitute of Him, for if they were, they wouldn't be Christians at all; but that, being within them, He is present only as an attenuated thread, a silver streak, a shallow brook.
Why should we be content with this? The Pentecostal fullness, the enduement of power, the baptism of fire, are all within our reach. Let us be inspired with a holy ambition to get all that our God is willing and eager to bestow.