Lord, all I can see or say or share is please cause us to seek the leading if Your Holy Spirit in our lives! I saw stages in this chapter. First, people from the area repenting and being baptized. Second, those professing to know the Lord coming to hear John's message, and hearing THE WAY LIFE IS LIVED, NOT WORDS SAID, will prove we've been transformed by You. Third, mention of being baptized by the Holy Spirit. Finally, just to drive it home, Jesus Himself is baptized and the Holy Spirit descends upon Him.
Where there is fear or lack of understanding as to what living by Your Spirit means, I pray You open it up. Where there is pride or tradition keeping lives from the fullness of what You intended soul to live, I pray You soften and dissolve those places, so You can enter in. Where there is but an inkling of desire or interest, I pray these Words today, open the floodgates and You are able to come pouring in. Lord, I pray we are burning so hot with Your Spirot, Your fruits are undeniable to those around us that our lives are deeply rooted in You. Thank You, in Jesus Christ's Name Amen ❤