Luk 1:43 And how can this be happening to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?
Luk 1:44 Because — notice, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the unborn baby in my womb leaped for joy!
Luk 1:45 And she who believed that a fulfilment would come to the promise spoken to her from the Lord, is blessed!”
the initial evidence
What is the initial evidence of one’s being filled with the Holy Spirit? Kicking your mother in the stomach! OK, that may be stretching it a bit, but hear me. There are many ways the Holy Spirit works among us, fulfilling scripture, encouraging the body of Christ, and bringing people to faith. God has not asked us to limit the Holy Spirit’s ministry or to prescribe for him how he is to work. Our task is to submit to the Holy Spirit, not to confine him.
LORD, give us the joy of John the Baptist: joy in Christ.