Your Internal Compass
There is a tension afoot in our world today. Really, it has existed from the moment mankind sinned in the Garden of Eden.
It comes as a result of our being tempted to twist the Truth of God's Word so that we can live conveniently and not totally committed to Jesus Christ.
When an unbelieving friend wants to know if Jesus Christ is the only way for him or her to be saved, our answer should be an affirming "yes!" There is no other way for mankind to be saved except by faith in God's Son (John 14:6).
God's Word is a double-edged sword. It is able to cut through the dross surrounding the weak and vain arguments of those who are seeking another way to gain salvation.
It is true that sin and disbelief can keep us from speaking what we know is true. However, these cannot stop the light of God's Word from touching the blinded eyes of those who have never experienced His salvation.
Without the light of the Holy Spirit to transform them, the hearts of men would remain in darkness. Revival never falls on the casual seekers of Christ. Instead, it falls on those who are seeking the Lord with all of their hearts.
If your deepest desire is to be radically transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit via internal revival, the Truth of God's Word must be written on your heart. It must become your internal compass for every road you travel and for all that you do.
Prayer: Lord, help my words and actions today reflect the fact that Your Word is the ultimate Truth. Transform me, that I may be a reflection of You to those who do not know You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).