God is Working on Hearts

“And His disciples asked Him, saying, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’”

John 9:2-5

Ponder This

I used to think as a young preacher that to get people saved you just had to tell them how to be saved—just turn on the light. But a person who is blind cannot see the light no matter how strong or how pure. It takes more than preaching to get people saved. I can preach the truth, but only the Holy Spirit can impart truth. That is the reason we must stay on our knees in prayer. That is the reason you must be a spirit-filled soul winner. We are dependent on God to open blinded eyes to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We need to understand that nobody can be argued or educated into the kingdom of Heaven. I’m not against letting the light shine. You must let the light shine. You must preach. But remember there is another dimension. This man was face-to-face with the Light of the World, but he could not see. A Christian with a glowing testimony is worth a library full of arguments. We don’t argue people into the kingdom of God. We tell them the truth and trust God to work in their hearts.

  • When have you seen God at work in someone else’s life?
  • Do you trust the Holy Spirit to give those around you vision? Why or why not?

Practice This

Make a list of those you know who are not followers of Jesus or are distant from Him right now. Ask God to give them vision to see who He is.