I once read a book of an author that I highly respect who wrote: “We aren’t all called to be Mother Teresa. But we are all called to be Jesus.”
As much as I love and respect this author, I will have to respectfully disagree with him on this.
Maybe I’ve missed it, but I can’t find in the Scriptures where we are instructed to be Jesus.
We are instructed to look unto Jesus, and Paul admonished early converts to follow him as he followed Jesus, but being Jesus–that’s a different story.
I’m pretty sure I know what the author meant, and he meant well.
But “being Jesus” is a one-op that only Jesus could do.
However, we are indeed called upon (by Jesus) to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that He can live through us (living a Spirit-filled/directed life).
The ONE THING for today: Pastors/teachers, take a look at your preaching and teaching lately. How often do you point people to the Holy Spirit?
In your own life, how central and vital is your relationship with the Holy Spirit?
Becoming and being a Christian is a supernatural reality. How can we expect people to do this without the supernatural power of God?
The answers to these questions begin with the Holy Spirit. Maybe that is where we need to start.