Pray for God to penetrate hearts in these five ways!
Ask Him to Penetrate Hearts
(by Teresa “Bit” Stephens)
1 Thessalonians 1:5 says,
…our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
The Gospel penetrated the hearts that were ready to receive it in five ways:
- by the Word of God;
- by the power of God;
- through the person of the Holy Spirit;
- by deep conviction of sin and conviction of desperate need for God; and
- by the power of a life lived for God.
We know it is the activity of God that draws lost souls to Himself. It is not us. But He gives us the privilege to ask and seek and knock, and to watch and pray for His divine appointments.
How blessed we are to even have the privilege of saying,
“Here am I Lord, send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)
God is drawing people to Himself. God wants to usher in days of refreshing for believers and spiritual awakening for those yet to believe in Him. Thank you for believing the life of everyone really does matter to God.
Father, may Your loving Gospel permeate the lives of non-believers and struggling believers through your Word, Your power, the Holy Spirit, deep conviction, and the testimony of my life as I walk with you.