I am deeply challenged as the Holy Spirit pushes me along this path of missions – reaching the unengaged and unreached of the world. How do we measure our own passion and zeal for God glory and agenda for this world? The truth is we really can’t measure accurately our own spiritual state. But we do have the Holy Spirit who “bears witness with our spirit” (Ro. 8:16). The more we are honest with ourselves and willing to listen to the Spirit speaking to us the more we will assess our present spiritual condition. Paul confirms this approach in 2 Cor. 13:5 when he says; “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Christ Jesus is in you?” This testing is about the activity of faith in us and the how conscious we are of Christ’s life in us.
John Piper commented that “where passion for God is weak, zeal for missions will be weak.” You can be sure that where there is weakness of any degree, there will be ineffectiveness. Let’s change that state of soul today!
Piper, John, Let the Nations be Glad, Bake Academic, 2007, page 18.
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