Activate: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
Elevate: There I was standing in a room of Jr. High students. We had just finished the lesson for that day and I started to ask them what they wanted to be. They began to say; a professional athlete, a teacher, and a nurse.
However there was one young man in the back of the room who said he wanted to be a millionaire. Of course he was being funny and looking to make the class laugh. Immediately we began to discuss how to start his millions. He looked at me like dude, I was just joking.
As I think back on this funny story it makes me think of how many people I meet who have a dream but won’t make the investment. Do you want A’s? Do you want to have more money? Do you want to work on your relationships? Then you’re going to have to make the investment.
I bet your wondering what this has to do with the Holy Spirit. In the verse above it says that the Holy Spirit “will remind you of everything I have said to you.” In other words you have to deposit truth in, so the Holy Spirit can activate it when the time comes. If you’re looking for a vibrant Christian life then invest the time and energy to make it happen. Don’t let facebook, clash of clans, redbox, or netflix rob you of the fuel needed to see the Holy Spirit work in your life. This New Year let’s be intentional about making the right investments.
Cultivate: Take an opportunity to deposit something today that the Holy Spirit can use to remind you at a later time. The next time the Holy Spirit brings something to your remembrance take a moment to thank Him.