When you talk with ministry leaders you see the glass one of two ways. The glass is either half-full or half-empty. The great news is that the Spirit is at work in the church, her leaders, and pastors. The Spirit has the ability to turn the proverbial frown upside down. I know that’s corny but it’s true. Looking to the Spirit to move in your midst is exactly what Jesus conveys in Acts 1:8.
Jesus is going to send the Holy Spirit to equip His people with power for the commission in Acts 1:8b. He instructs them to not even move out of Jerusalem until the Spirit comes in power upon them. The Spirit came at Pentecost and remains active, alive, and present in power today. Yes, the church after Jesus’ ascension begins with this promise before anything else happens.
The promise is a reminder that we are not alone in reclaiming our missional focus. We are not alone as the sent-ones of Jesus Christ in the world. While circumstances might, at first glance, appear to be glass half empty the reality is that with the Spirit and the gifts He provides it is always a new day. A new day dawns for us rejoicing that the proverbial glass is half-full all the time. Together we can pour the world a drink of water!
This is how I am able to feed my family and share with the world come join me