I want to be a world changer.
I long to stare down all the cynicism and doubt that says the church is no longer relevant, and show them the love of Jesus. I long to point to the life-changing, world-turning-upside-down relationship with God himself that permeates who we are. That shows up in our relationships. That spills out onto those closest to us.
A long time ago, I redefined the phrase “world changer” to ordinary people who show up, hands up in surrender, asking God to show them the next step.
Like you. Like me. Like the early church.
Like people all over the world who love God and want to make a difference with their faith.
If like me, you sometimes struggle with your role in this, there’s some sweet, sweet news.
We have a helper.
The early church needed to know this too. They were often uncertain that they were the ones Jesus would use to make a difference. Jesus assured them of three things:
- I am who I say I am
- Every word I ever taught you was true
- You are the church, and I believe in you
He undergirded that with a promise of a Helper (John 14:16). The Holy Spirit, who had always been with them, would now be in them. The early church wasn’t exactly sure what this might look like, but they trusted what Jesus said. They showed up, hearts surrendered. And the Holy Spirit launched them into world changers.
But sometimes we make the promise of a Helper super complicated
The reason I wrote my new book The Spirit-Led Heart is first, I wanted to live it. Second, I wanted to simplify this beautiful promise for all of us.
- God loves us
- Jesus rescued us
- The Holy Spirit helps us live our faith
That’s the role of the Holy Spirit in our walk with God. We are never alone in our faith. We are changed as we begin to live that promise.
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Do you long to be a world changer?
My prayer is that we’ll all grasp the promise of a Helper to step out of fear into purpose. To love the world like Jesus did. To take our eyes off of drama and chaos, and rediscover the awe of our faith and what God wants to do through us.
To celebrate the release of The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a Life of Love and Faith Without Borders, I want to give you something.
I want to give you a couple of gifts. The first is two free chapters in the book. Read it for yourself. Share it with a friend. Print it out.
Second, I want to give you a gorgeous downloadable Spirit-Led Heart calendar.
(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD your May, 2018 Spirit Led Heart calendar) I pray you’ll use this in your prayer time. Invite the Helper to lead you to the heart of the Father daily.
Last, I want to pray for us.
When the early church began to live the promise of a Helper, their lives and role in the world were redefined:
“With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.” Acts 4:33 (NIV)
That’s my prayer for each of us too.
Lord, help us remember you are who you say you are. Help us remember that the need in our world is still great for a Savior. Help us to remember what you said we could do as we partner with you. If you made a promise to believers, then I hold up my hands to receive it too. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Let’s live the promise!
- To find out more about my new book, The Spirit-Led Heart, CLICK HERE. On this page, you’ll find where to order The Spirit-Led Heart PLUS my worship playlist, some fun freebies, and more free resources just for you.
- To read my Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today Devotional, “We Have a Helper,” CLICK HERE.