The Holy Spirit is Not Our Tool
“The Holy Spirit is not an instrument or tool of the church. The church is an instrument of the Holy Spirit…” – Leonard Sweet, So Beautiful
Many Christians have a backwards view of our relationship with God. We see God as a tool that we can use to achieve our goals. We expect God to answer our wishes and meet our desires. We don’t own God, God owns us. We didn’t pay a price, He paid our price. Not only that, but we were created for Him. He holds the unique position of being the only One that is not created.
Considering these things, it is only fitting that we surrender all that we are and all that we have to Him. Anything else would go against our nature. By nature, I don’t mean our sinful fallen nature, instead I speak of our new nature in Christ. This is the nature that was meant for us all along and was retrieved through His sacrifice.