We had our big Vacation Bible Camp a few weeks ago. It’s hectic, fun, busy, chaotic… and all about Jesus and the goodness of God!
Our church has a top-notch Youth Coordinator. Her name is Julie. Before the week began, she took a big white board in her office and wrote “Come, Holy Spirit!” along the bottom.
Then, as the week went on, she wrote down all the different times she saw the Holy Spirit working in and through campers, volunteers, herself, and various experiences.
At the end of the week, she could stand back—with a depleted sleep tank, and with sweat surely on her brow—and see how much our incredible God had been doing!
I think that when you make a point of noticing and noting how the Holy Spirit is at work, you get severely encouraged, and supremely motivated.
After all, if you can look on your life and see God personally involved, it reminds you that God is personally involved! He is so loving and faithful toward us, that he works in and through us to bless, help and inspire others!
In those moments Philippians 2:13 (ESV) rings true: “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
Are you feeling like you need a boost?
If so, get a notepad or a whiteboard or open an app on your phone, and as you go through your week, take note of all the ways you see the Holy Spirit at work. I think it will leave you both encouraged and motivated.
Noting when God is personally involved, makes you notice how much God is personally involved!
Come, Holy Spirit!
By Matthew Ruttan
–Today’s “Up!” is based on my most recent podcast about the Holy Spirit: “Three-Legged Pace.” You can listen in here. Enjoy!
–I’m on vacation until August 26. New devotionals will appear this week. “Up!” highlights will occur the week after. And then the devotional will go on pause until August 26.