Scripture: “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.” – Acts 16:14 (NKJV).
Meditate: I just love what is written the in Scripture above, “The Lord opened her heart to heed…” Such a blessed truth that stands true even these days. It encourages us to keep speaking the Truth, even though we may not see the results immediately. It emboldens us to keep preaching, keep teaching, keep sharing the Gospel, keep praying, and keep serving the Lord, trusting the Lord to do the rest as we do our part.
Amazing isn’t it, “The Lord opened her heart…” to pay attention and to respond to the things said by Paul. The Lord opened her heart to take in the message with enthusiasm and she accepted what Paul was saying.
“The Lord opened her heart to heed...” The good news is that He still does it! He still get’s all His sheep! He still opens the hearts of believers to understand the truth, He still opens the hearts of backsliders to return back to Him, He still opens the hearts of unbelievers to believe in the Gospel of Christ and receive Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord, He still softens the heart of a terrible person to be nice to you, He still fills the heart of a wicked person with holy fear, He still touches hearts to heal, to deliver, to rescue etc…
If you are wondering how come, then please be reminded, this is something only God can do. He specializes in it. Only God can open the heart anyone, and since He does that, it helps us not to give up on people we have prayed for, preached to, taught the Word of God… When we do our part, God in His perfect timing does His part of opening the hearts of one and all.
Don’t give up hope for the Salvation, restoration and spiritual illumination of the ones you’ve prayed for. Yes! God still opens hearts to hear His call. Amen!