I was talking today to some of the people I look up to most in this world. That's when my friend put into words what had been on my heart for the last few months.
He said it so simply...
"You know in Star Wars when they say, 'the force is strong with this one.'" My prayer is that I would become more like that, but with the Holy Spirit.
Do you have someone in your life like that? That when they're in a room with you--you feel the need and desire to look more like Jesus. You want to ask THEM to pray because you feel like they have this presence about them?
I have friends like that, but I don't think I'm one of those people to others. I want that to change. My prayer is that over the next few months that God would lead me to being one of those people...
I always want to value time spent in His presence far more than I value MY presentation. Without the Lord there is nothing. Do I really believe that? Most of the time, yes!
But what would life look like without fear? With our apprehension? With expectation that God will be faithful? With a prayer and an attitude of double the faith and understanding of the presence of the Holy Spirit?
My hope for both of us (yes, you! the imaginary person on the other side of this screen) is that we would begin to surrender our lives more. More seriously. More frequently. More creatively.
Just S U R R E N D E R... everything.
My prayer is that we would begin to have a presence about us. That the time spent with Jesus changes us to look more like Him. That our ability to have faith in surrender is something that changes the ora around us. Something almost tangible that Christians and non-christians can identify.
"Have you met __________(your name)___? She's cool, right? There's something so different about her. It's almost like she has this... I dunno.. peace? No, not that. Kindess? Well, kinda that... she's just like nothing I've ever experienced..."
That experience is the Holy Spirit and you can bridge between a prodigal and the Gospel just because the Force is strong within you.