“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.”John 15:26-26
We are able to live life “on mission” because the Spirit dwells within us and empowers us.
The degree to which we rely on the Spirit is the degree to which our mission will be successful.
Relying on the Spirit doesn’t look like us sitting on our hands. Rather it looks like us depending on Him to provide us the Words to say in difficult or foreign situations.
It looks like us trusting He will bring people into our paths. A “divine appointment” if you will.
It also looks like us petition the Spirit to change the hearts of those whom we know and asking that He would use us as His instruments to bring about change.
It further looks like us trusting that the Spirit will convict, convince, and regenerate.
Instead of seeking to build the church and make disciples in a man-centered way, we must rely on the Spirit and align ourselves with God’s will found in God’s Word.
Jesus sends the Spirit for a reason, let’s not deny His existence and power. Instead, let’s allow the Spirit to empower us to live life “on mission” for Jesus, making disciple-making disciples of all peoples.