This is a two fold message God placed on my heart to share with you!
There are many things in life that can cause someone to have closed hearts to the message of God. As Christians we should be patient. Loving, Caring, and Compassionate with other people and their feelings. Sometimes it is our very words and actions that cause people to give up on Jesus because they see us talking about how we should act and treat people as God’s children but when they see us face to face they see a different action which is not aligned with They Holy Word ofwe are walking and talking the True way all the time and they see we act no differently with them than with others around us their hearts become opened and willing to accept what they are seeing. We must always remember sometimes we may be the only Bible someone sees in their life and if the words and actions are not aligned with what we speak from the word of God to them about they will close off their hearts to the receiving of the word. Therefore hardening their hearts to God. I am speaking of this because as someone who has seen people with closed hearts God has shown me all the more why we should be so diligent in Walking in His Word daily and Talking His Word daily to all we meet and we should be showing the same Love to them that God showed us when He willingly stayed on a Cross out of His love and Compassion for us when He had a league of Angels He could have called down to release Him. Yet He knew if He did that it would be in complete disobedience to the Fathers will and it would have caused us to remain either in sin or it would have caused us to still be doing sacrifices as they did before Jesus went to the Cross with no true perfect sacrifice for the redemption of mans sin. This is how much our Heavenly Father loves us so Let us love one another by that same love. As long as their is a breath in your body for those of you who do not know Jesus there is still time. He is still waiting and knocking on the door of your heart asking gently to come in that He may abide with you and you with Him. He so wants to always be there for you and He is the answer to everything you have ever wanted or needed. You will never find what you are truly looking for until you come to Him humbled as a little child. Of all people when His disciples asked Him who was the greatest in His Kingdom He chose a small child to come and sit next to Him and He told His disciples that they should humble themselves as that child and be converted as that child with such a childlike faith. You know why He chose that little child. Because we know children Trust and Believe easily, They are filled with compassion and so much Faith. Most importantly they understand His word so simply
Matthew 18:1 – 14
18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.