Sometimes called the “Spirit of God,” the “Angel of God” or even the spooky-sounding “Holy Ghost,” the third person of the Trinity can seem so confusing and mysterious that we don’t talk about Him very much. Ironically, the Holy Spirit is probably the most relevant person in our daily Christian life.
Cru president Steve Douglass explains that, "[Founder] Bill Bright once said that if he had to make a choice between sharing the gospel with a non-Christian and sharing the Spirit-filled life with a believer, he would do the latter, ‘because that would empower the believer to witness to many more non-Christians in the future.’”
Bill Bright focused on the Spirit-filled life because he knew it is impossible to live as God wants us to any other way. In his transferable concept lesson he wrote about “Spiritual Breathing,” explaining how a Christian must constantly breathe out through agreeing with God about our sin and turning back to Him (John 1:9) and breathe in by asking the Holy Spirit to fill you once again.
A few other analogies have been used around Cru to help bring clarity to our vital relationship with the Holy Spirit:
Walking with God is not about “being good” or “trying harder.” Those things are as impossible as earning salvation in the first place. Only God can save us, and only He can make us holy.
What does it mean to live a Spirit-filled life?
It is impossible for us to know conclusively whether God exists and what He is like unless He takes the initiative and reveals Himself. We must scan the horizon of history to see if there is any clue to God’s revelation.
Here are four qualities of ambassadorship to consider as we explore how God is calling us to represent Him in our everyday lives.
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