The adventure of life after college and doing full time ministry. I had been involved with Cru (the US name for Campus Crusade for Christ) throughout college in a variety of ways. I love seeing God work to bring people to himself, build them up in their faith, and sending them out to tell others about the redeeming love and abundant life He offers.
Now I'm new staff with Cru! I love what I get to do - invest in people and eternity. I also like technology, outdoor sports, movies and reading quality books.
What if I ask for more of the Spirit’s fruit in my life and don’t see any apparent ‘results’? It’s scary to pray boldly for change or freedom from sin, because if nothing happens, then doesn’t that mean God failed? Doesn’t that mean His Spirit isn’t all we’ve been told He is?
I think the fear of God failing us leads us to ‘cover for God’. This means we ask for less, expect less, and are satisfied with less because we are afraid to ask for or expect more. We even convince ourselves that we don’t want more.
I can’t imagine how much it pains God to see His children hold back from relationship with the Holy Spirit out of fear that He won’t come through. Empowering His children with the strength of the Holy Spirit is something the Father wants to do. It’s not something we have to talk Him into..