So how do you catch the eye and influence the heart of a world steeped in digital overdrive?
How do you honor the message you carry and at the same time genuinely adapt to impact your mission field?
By remembering—at all times—who you are and whose you are. In order to do that, you must remain in communion with and rely on the Holy Spirit at all times. It’s not a Sunday thing. It’s not a Bible study or a life group thing. It’s a one-on-one, intimate, powerful, unbreakable Creator-created connection.
But there’s a problem. Not all of us have read the user manual. While many people have the hardware (which we’ll call biblical knowledge), few people download the software (which we’ll call the Holy Spirit) that came inside their package of salvation. So, their bandwidth, power, and capabilities are running at half-speed.
Renowned theologian A. W. Tozer said of this chosen condition:
“If we will let Him, Christ will do in us and through us that which
He did in and through the committed believers after Pentecost. The potential is ours.
Do we dare believe that the faithful Christian believers may yet experience a great new wave of spiritual power?”
Without reliance on the Holy Spirit, there will be no—or minimal—fruit of the Spirit.
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Galatians 5:22–23, NIV
The Holy Spirit is the global positioning system (GPS) you need to operate online. He is the Power Source that will keep your heart fixed and ministry fruitful. He makes your life and God’s Word sticky to the rest of the world. So don’t log on without Him.
The only catch? You have to plug in the Source if you want the juice. A lamp on a desk won’t help you see unless you plug the cord into the electrical socket in the wall.
How do you stay plugged in to the Holy Spirit? What are some spiritual habits you’ve used to keep focused in the digital realm?