016: I Am With YouHow do you react to Jesus' great commission to make disciples? Perhaps you think, “I'm not ready,” or “I don't know enough,” or “I cannot do it!” But our confidence is not in ourselves but rather in God who is working in us through his Spirit.
Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
God's “power at work within us” is his Holy Spirit. The same Spirit that empowered Paul and Jesus' disciples to preach empowers you. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is with you (Ephesians 1:19-20)! The Spirit will give you words when you don't know what is best to say (Luke 12:12). The Spirit will open the hearer's heart to listen to your message (Acts 16:14). The Spirit will help you have energy to make disciples (Colossians 1:29). Step out in faith to go and make disciples with the confidence that the Holy Spirit is working in you to do more than you imagine. Jesus has given you his promise: “I am with you always!” (Matthew 28:20).