#5. Lean into the power of God for fruit that will last.

The kindness of God leads to repentance writes Paul in Romans 2:4 (“the kindness of God leads you to repentance”). The notion behind that simple truth is that we connect the dots between the action of kindness and repentance. As we serve others God defines himself to them. It is God’s presence and power that cause people to repent. Still he needs a delivery system to carry his kindness about. That’s where you and your team come in. We get to connect with those around us in doable ways. We serve in practical ways or we give them something as a token of the love of God. What we do on the surface will vary. What we do is not that important. The vital part is simply that we spend time with them. We bear the very presence of God in the form of the Holy Spirit. All that goes on in evangelism will be fruitful to the degree that God can break through to touch the hearts of our city. It isn’t about preaching or distributing something or even sharing scripture verses. All of those things are a part of the equation God will use to reach people. They are all biblical tools God will use to convert others. But none of that will make much of a difference unless God shows up.
Evangelism is about humility. We must have God with us if we hope to see others find Jesus. God’s presence must accompany our presence. Evangelism is about humility. We must have God with us if we hope to see others find Jesus.

God’s presence must accompany our presence if we hope to lead others to Jesus.

Lean into God’s Spirit. Be that vessel of the Holy Spirit. God may use you to say something simple those you serve. He may use you to pray a prayer. No matter what it is, as God is upon you, it will be profound. His presence is always profound. Always. The world around us is dying like never before for an experience of God’s profundity. Let him use you.

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