Something is missing.
Where’s the power we need to overcome sin and be more like Jesus?
Something seems to be missing.
That something is actually “Someone.”
We are missing precious Holy Spirit. Our unbelief has frozen Pentecost into a myth or a relic of the past, like a dinosaur. Whether by deliberate neglect, fear of the unknown, or skepticism, we have pushed Holy Spirit into a dark corner in the basement of our lives.
Our inability to produce desired results leaves us questioning Him instead of questioning our beliefs and values. One of the benefits of Spirit filled living is having Holy Spirit help us glorify God. Oh yes, we have an abundance of activities, programs, and ideas – but no power. We have plenty of knowledge but little wisdom. We know how to compromise, organize, and economize, but we refuse to evangelize.
Every believer has the DNA to be a spiritual dynamo, but we have dropped our God given authority and shirked away from the responsibility. We live as if Christianity was another self-help program, picking and choosing scriptures as though they were suggestions.
We employ self-discipline to produce righteousness and holiness just as we would if we were trying various tips to stay on a diet.
Our theology insists Holy Spirit exists, but divorced from His living presence, we live like deserted, hopeless orphans.