WITH-NESS is NOT something we check off a to-do list like a task. It’s a way of life. An intentional way we choose to live. It’s doesn’t just happen over night. It happens over time. Jesus not only modeled WITH-NESS for us with the Twelve. He also shared with us how to get started AND how to keep living this way. Read Matthew 18:20 a couple of times out loud and let it sink in. That’s WITH-NESS fueled by kavanah–plain and simple. It’s not any more difficult than that. Let me explain. I’m not a formula kind of guy anymore, but sometimes a formula can express something supernatural in concrete terms we can understand. Kavanah is supernatural. WITH-NESS is supernatural. It’s not something we can manufacture. But, it’s SOMEONE we must cooperate with. So, here it is…WITH-NESS = ME & YOU + Holy Spirit. Simple, right? Deeply profound? YES and YES. Jesus wants all of us to experience WITH-NESS, especially leaders. You can't live this way alone. You must live this way WITH others. So, what does WITH-NESS look like in our lives? It's much like hitting the bulls-eye. More on that...tomorrow.