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September 1, 2022
Today’s reading: Acts 16:14
God opening our hearts
We read in Acts 16:14:
Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul.
A lot of us have heard pastors, preachers, and Christians telling us to open our hearts to God. However, in reality, it is God who opens our hearts.
While it is true that we have a role to play, it is the Almighty who primarily initiates our relationship with Him. In John 6:44, Yahshua said that it is God who draws us to Him. We know as well that we love God because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). It is God who called us into His church and not us who called upon ourselves.
This is the reason that understanding and wisdom don’t come by ourselves. They are revealed by God. We can’t understand God’s word unless He opens our hearts.
We can read the Bible from cover to cover, but without God giving us the Holy Spirit, we can be limited in our thinking and understanding.
Thus, it is crucial that we constantly ask God for knowledge and wisdom. We must ask Him to open our hearts to understand biblical truths, doctrines, and teachings.
We can only do so much if we rely on ourselves. If we want to fully understand God’s will and purpose for our lives, we must ask for His help.
Therefore, pray for God to open your heart as well as the courage to accept His revealed will for you.
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