An old song says, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” The question is how to get it. In the book of Romans chapter 5 verse 5, Paul says, “And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”

If the Holy Spirit fills us with love, then what the world needs more of is the Holy Spirit. We desperately need Him. We can’t know how to love without Him. It isn’t enough to know about Him. It isn’t enough to visit with Him. We must be filled with Him. We must allow ourselves to be emersed and overwhelmed with God’s Holy Spirit. And by that intimate experience, we can more fully understand the difference between our carnal love and His perfect love. 

Real love, Godly love, makes one feel safe and secure, casting all fear from His presence. Once the fear is gone, then peace is free to reign. If we struggle with peace, we are struggling with love. If we are struggling with love, we are living with fear. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. 

I don’t know about you, but I need Him. I need Him to think straight. I need Him to clear the clutter of my mind. I need Him to lead me in the way I should go. I need Him to comfort and calm me. I need Him to encourage and strengthen me. I need Him to teach and instruct me in the ways of God that lead to life instead of aimlessly walking the paths that lead to destruction. I need His love filling me so that I know how to love.

Folks, we need the Holy Spirit. Can I encourage you to recognize and cherish the gift we have been given and spend time being filled by His Spirit today? He alone can meet our hearts’ deepest needs, and He is available right now. Why wait another moment. Invite Him in to make the difference and fill you with His much-needed perfect love. Allow His love to cast out all fear and bring you the comfort of His matchless peace. He’s just a prayer away.

Jaime Luce

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