Lydia—First Recorded Convert of Europe
This is a beautiful truth here. Our hearts do not open to God by themselves. God has to draw us to Himself and open our hearts unto Him. As God draws us and we listen to God as Lydia, God opens our hearts even more to Him. On the other hand, when people repeatedly harden and close their hearts to God, eventually He will harden their hearts as He did Pharaoh's. Sometimes hearts are closed to the Gospel. We waste our time arguing with such people. To some it is given to know the truth, and to others it is not given. When God opens a heart there is fruitful ground to sow the seed of the Word. How can we sow the seed if the heart has not been opened? Teach your younger pastors not to waste time on those who have not been touched by God in their hearts. We should understand that we are not going to win everyone. Be led by the Spirit when you witness and try to be sensitive to know which hearts have been opened by God.
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