Life On Mission -Daily Devotional – Day 6
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. ‘ Romans 8:11
‘And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. ‘ Acts 3:10
What is being said?
Paul Scanlon once said “the clue is in the title” 🙂 The book of Acts showcases the acts of men through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In Romans 8 it is speaking of the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in us. What an amazing thought! We can over think mission but actually if we believe the truth of the word then we have an incredible amount of power and wisdom at our disposal if we choose to utilise it.
How is that relevant today?
Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead you into opportunities to be used by God. Be aware of needs around you and respond confidently based on the great and powerful God that is alive inside of you.
We need to simplify our thoughts around mission.
Look around your community. What do the papers say about need? As you go about your day what do you see? What needs do people have? Could you jot down those needs in your journal, on your phone? Ask the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead to reveal solutions to the problems, challenges and needs you see.
You could make a note in your phone or keep a pad of paper so that it’s close by during the day. When things get your attention, write them down. Some of the problems that are revealed to you will be the problems that you become a solution to.
Today I pray that the Holy Spirit reveals the needs that are in our community that we ‘the global church’ can meet.