How many of us truly understand what it means to walk in the Spirit of God, to live with the passion of Jesus, to trust in God with a faith that is raw and genuine and powerful? A faith that knows no limits and fears nothing? A faith that can stare the devil in the eyes and say, “You can go no further! You have no more control over me! You are weak and exposed and impotent!” A faith that can move any mountain, no matter how high or wide or difficult. Yet that is the kind of faith that God demands of those who want to see his power. It is the only thing that can activate the true might and authority of the Holy Spirit in lives.
If you want to change the world, begin by letting God change you. By letting the passion of Jesus become your passion. By letting the Holy Spirit be your only guide and mentor every step, every minute of the day. By allowing God to set your heart on fire for him.
As believers, we have been given a gift greater than we could ever imagine or ask for. We have been entrusted with the most powerful blessing we could ever receive — the gift of the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit! He lives within us, directing us, guiding us, empowering us for great and mighty things. And filling us with faith.
One of the greatest things about following Jesus is that you do not have to be rich or famous or a great speaker or evangelist to walk in faith and make an impact on the world. You just have to be willing to let God use you. You just have to be available when God needs a servant to teach or touch or help another person in his name. You just have to be there. And how encouraging it is to know that any one of us can do that.
Nicky Cruz, internationally known evangelist and prolific author, turned to Jesus Christ from a life of violence and crime after meeting David Wilkerson in New York City in 1958. The story of his dramatic conversion was told first in The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson and then later in his own best-selling book Run, Baby, Run.