WITH-NESS looks like two or three people being together. WITH-NESS feels like really being with Jesus…like those that were with him in The Gospels. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Believe me, it is. That’s been our daily experience for the past three years. That’s our norm. That’s our way of life. So, how do you get started?
First, you can’t experience WITH-NESS in your life without God the Holy Spirit. WITH-NESS is impossible without God. The Twelve experienced WITH-NESS by being with Jesus–God the Son. Jesus wants us to experience being with him, too. That's why he gave us the Holy Spirit so we could "be with him" ALWAYS, too. That’s what he meant when he said, "For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20) Second, you must expect and anticipate that God’s active presence–The Holy Spirit–will make a difference when you’re together with other Jesus followers. When you read The Gospels you’ll notice that whenever Jesus is around something amazing happens. When you live the WITH-NESS way of life, everyday is a new adventure with Jesus. That can be your normal experience, too. He wants that for all his followers. Stay tuned tomorrow...We'll share a few of our WITH-NESS experiences with you.