"If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" -Luke 11:13
Whether or not you struggle with gift giving, a parent always knows what their child wants and needs for gifts. It comes very easily since your primary role as their care-giver is to understand exactly what this tiny child must have to live and thrive. Our "Father in heaven" wants to give us what we want deep down in our heart of hearts and what we need - everlasting love, companionship, and a wealth of wisdom all neatly wrapped up in the Holy Spirit. The presence of Jesus with us, God with us, constantly is what we all secretly desire, even though we don't ask for it, deep calls to deep and our souls yearn to reunite with their Maker. Let's ask for the Spirit, for greater measures of God, and let's RECEIVE this exceptional gift!