Reflection: The purpose of the Holy Spirit
Something we all must understand about the Holy Spirit is that we don’t just receive him in order to experience more of Christ, but actually so that we would represent Christ more. The ultimate purpose of the Holy Spirit is not just to make us feel good for a moment, but to transform us into a clearer image of Jesus. When we receive the Holy Spirit, our lives are not designed to act as a final destination, but rather a funnel, so that God’s Spirit won’t just flow to us, but through us.
As we go out as witnesses of Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will quickly see we each have our own versions of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and beyond. These are expanding levels of influence which start with those closest to us and go to those furthest away.
Question: Who around you has God called you to be a witness to?
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for giving me the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful for the journey of transformation you have called me to live. Today I ask you: help me lift up my eyes to see those in our world you have called me to reach. Amen.