John 16:7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
Jesus promised that when he left, the Holy Spirit would come. That promise was fulfilled in Acts 2. Now, the moment a person trusts in Jesus as Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live with them and in them (John 14:17).
This truth is much more than good theology. It is practical for daily living. A. W. Tozer wrote, “Wherever there’s more godliness, there’s less crime. A Spirit-filled congregation is useful in the neighborhood—useful to the sons of men, even the ones that are not converted.”
Are you “useful?” Is your office different because you are there? Are you “useful” in your home? Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to work through you in your school, neighborhood, and church? May we be so determined to follow hard after Jesus by the power of his Holy Spirit, that we are used by him and are “useful to the sons of men, even the ones that are not converted.”
Dear Heavenly Father, use us and make us useful. In Jesus name. Amen.