Six Weeks of Prayer: Sunday, October 29, 2017
No one is ever too far-gone. There are no degrees of being lost. We see in the life of Paul (and if we are honest, our own lives) that God’s arm is never too short to save. We know not the time or the means by which God will call his own to himself, but we can be assured that he uses us. God, in his mercy, has commissioned us to be his laborers. By the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we are able to be more than conquerors, for we know who it is that goes before us. The Holy Spirit plows up hard hearts so that we might gratuitously sow the seeds of the gospel near and far. We make a mistake if we get into the business of judging the soil of the heart. For remember: we each are one of those who were once far off and have been bought with a price, and made a child of God. If Jesus can save you or me, he can save anyone.
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. (I Timothy 1:15-16)
Heavenly Father, we pray for those who never think of you, who cannot pray for themselves for they are spiritually dead. We pray that you would burden our hearts to pray for the lost, for you alone can bring them back. Amen.