The more we learn to recognise his actions the more we shall find him in the life of the world everywhere. Unless we hold onto his universality we cannot rightly interpret the uniqueness of the Christian experience of him.
How can we be open to ways the Spirit is at work?
Once we recognise the Holy Spirit as the creative power of God in the world, it becomes obvious that the Spirit is present and active everywhere in all kinds of different people and situations.
The question for those of us engaging in mission then becomes ‘How can we be open to what the Spirit is doing?’
For Taylor, unless we’re able to fully appreciate what the Holy Spirit is up to in the world then we won’t be able to understand fully how the Spirit is nudging ourselves and others towards Jesus.
Some questions to ponder:
- How comfortable are you with a universal understanding of the Holy Spirit?
- How can you cultivate your ability to recognise what the Spirit is doing?
- How might the Spirit be nudging you today towards a deeper involvement in God’s Mission?