What is the secret to an abundant Christian life? The secret is the Source—the Holy Spirit living in the hearts of believers. The overflowing Christian life is the Spirit-filled life: when there is more of Him in you than you. Ruby Miller shares this practical visual aid on the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Paul tells us to live victoriously and to avoid excesses of the flesh. [D.L.] Moody once illustrated this truth as follows: “Tell me,” he said to his audience, “How can I get the air out this glass?” One man said, “Suck it out with a pump.” Moody replied, “That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass.”

After many impossible suggestions, Moody smiled, picked up a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. “There,” he said, “all the air is now removed.” He then went on to show that victory in the Christian life is not by “sucking out a sin here and there,” but rather by being filled with the Spirit.

More of Him… less of me… from sin, Holy Spirit, set me free.

Practical Illustrations – Practical Illustrations – Volume 12: Peter-Jude.