On my way to the World Prayer Assembly in Indonesia, I started reading Francis Chan’s book entitled, “Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit.”
The title caught my attention and I’d like to share a few quotes from the book that hit me hard.
“I believe that this missing something is actually a missing Someone – namely the Holy Spirit. Without Him, people operate in their own strength and only accomplish human-size results.“
“The church becomes irrelevant when it becomes purely a human creation.”
“Even church growth can happen without Him. Let’s be honest: If you combine a charismatic speaker, a talented worship band, and some hip, creative events, people will attend your church. Yet this doesn’t mean that the Holy Spirit of God is actively working and moving in the lives of the people who are coming. It simply means that you have created a space that is appealing enough to draw people in for an hour or two on Sunday.”
After reading these, I quickly was moved to pray in my heart…
Lord, help me to never operate in my own strength thereby only accomplishing human-size results. I want to believe you for greater things and trust you for infinitely God-size results for your honor and glory.