Friday, September 22, 2006

Shattering the Walls of Resistance

"Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?'"
(Acts 2.37 ESV)

The Holy Spirit can use our words and shatter the wall of self-confidence or self-complacency in the hearts of others. In today's blog Fetter Lane quotes from John Wesley's Journal for
June 24, 1759:

"I preached at Nafferton at one. As I was riding thence, one stopped me on the road and said, 'Sir, do you not remember, when you were at Prudhoe two years since and you breakfasted at Thomas Newton's? I am his sister. You looked upon me as you were going out, and said, 'Be in earnest.' I knew not then what earnestness meant, nor had any thought about it; but the words sank into my heart so that I could never rest any more till I sought and found Christ.'"

With us, words are a dime of dozen. With God, three words can be the catalyst for conversion. Pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit continually! Let him be the power behind your words to shatter the walls of resistance!