Lord, this message may be intended for me alone. I feel like a broken record.... Always coming back to the importance of being led by Your Spirit. This again stood out to me. Especially reading verse 44, where the former home of an exiled nasty spirit was now empty, swept, and in order. EMPTY. The emptiness of the person in the illustration, seemingly opened the door to them, leaving the person eight times worse than before the nasty was banished.
I know this is a story, but it is one that speaks loud and clear to be FILLED with Your Spirit. I imagine had the home been swept, in order AND filled with Your Spirit, there would have been no room for anything else to enter.
We need Your Spirit to know when to work and when to rest. We need Your Spirit to know when to show mercy and when to sacrifice. We need Your Spirit to know when to offer healing, meekness, and tenderness. We need Your Spirit.
Thank You Lord for this message, I pray it reaches all You have intended to receive it, and settles well within their hearts and minds. In Jesus Name amen ❤