The Secret to Growth: The Advocate

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: I’m so excited about this next strategy, because without the aid of the Holy Spirit our growth will be hindered. We would be nothing more than just carnal believers. If you want to grow in your faith then it’s time to unlock the secret!

The truth is, we can’t live solely on morals, work ethic, and the desire to be good. We all have moments of weakness that cause us to push aside what is true. It’s called temptation. We need help and God knows it. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in as the Advocate to represent and speak of Jesus the Anointed One. The Advocate looks over the interest of Christ. It is the spirit led believer who relies on Christ’s power to live this Christian life while the carnal man relies on his own power.

Today don’t try to go it alone. Use the lifeline that has been provided. Jesus warned his disciples about going into ministry unprepared. He knew that without the Holy Spirit they would be unproductive. I see so many unproductive believers. Those who in the crucial moments in life pick the flesh over the spirit which kills their momentum. When we said yes to God and invited King Jesus to take first place in our heart the Holy Spirit found a home. Now let’s release Him to do the work He was sent to do and allow him to lead us.

Cultivate: Recognize two areas that you find yourself going at it alone, decide to acknowledge the Holy Spirit’s presence by communicating your need for Him. Then listen as He begins to lead you.