Brother Kirt's Daily Devotions

Thursday, April 13, 2023

by Bro Kirt Scott on April 13, 2023
Luke 1:41-45

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!

43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

45 Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"


As this meeting of two expectant mothers comes to a climax, Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit. This experience motivates her to burst out in impromptu worship and praise of God. She just can’t fathom it. Why is she so favored by the Lord that she should not only be blessed to be expecting a child in her old age, but also be in the presence of Mary and her VERY special unborn child. Mary’s child would no doubt be extra special and be used for God’s greater purposes. The Holy Spirit comes and helps her understand just how special Jesus would be.

Scripture tells us that as we come to Christ through repentance and baptism, we received two things…forgiveness of sin and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. We are now blessed beyond measure with the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. In my experience, there are moments of awe that take my breath away and in those moments, I realize just how blessed I am. It is also in these moments that I often sing praises (silent or out loud) to the Lord for who He is and what He has done. What about you? Do you often find yourself in awe of the Lord and feel the presence of His Spirit working through you and for you? If not, then dig into His Word and pray that your eyes might be opened to the presence of God and His Spirit in your life.

Father God, open my eyes and heart to Your presence today. Help me know you are nearer to me than a brother. Use Your Spirit to put me in awe of You as I praise and worship You as I should. In Jesus’ name, Amen.