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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Are You Shoving Jesus Down Someone's Throat?

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

The Holy Spirit is the one who has to enter a person's life and convict them of their sin and of right and wrong. Satan blinds the minds of many so they can not hear the truth.  God continually can knock on the door of a person's heart but they have to be the one to say "Come on in Lord".

You know the saying "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink"? The same is true of trying to shove Jesus down a person's throat, so to speak. Trying to force feed someone the truth may often backfire. Bible teacher Joyce Meyer reminds us to not be 'Holy Spirit Junior' in a friend of family member's life. Once the Holy Spirit enters a person then they indeed see the error of their ways.

If there is someone you are close to that you are praying for them to get on the right path with God and Jesus, don't give up praying, but be careful to not force feed them as it may backfire. Speak the truth in love and plant the seeds and believe you eventually will see an increase. Trust God to bring this person to a saving knowledge of Jesus and want to live a fruit bearing life. 

PRAYER: Use me Lord in the lives of those in my life who may not know you or who may know you but have gotten away from you and are doing their own thing. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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