“…if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Several weeks ago, I had an experience where I encountered this particular scripture multiples times within a short period and, coincidentally, right after speaking with my dad at length about the Christian responsibility in the current state of the world.
I felt small, appropriately in such a big world, as well as helpless. I had this profound truth that makes my heart beat fast and gives rest to my soul: Jesus loves me. Jesus loves us all. He died to prove that, and the result is a gift called salvation.
Having that knowledge makes me feel as light as a feather, but on the other side I’m weighed down by the massive amounts of lost souls who have no idea of this truth. How can I reach them? How can they be saved? I may love them, but what can that really do from a far?
And by far, I don’t necessarily mean distance. The true doctrine of the Bible can be so far removed from what the world accepts that it can be hard to follow or believe. I mean, did Peter really walk on water? And that ark Noah built? You mean to tell me Moses split an entire sea? It sounds like a fairy-tale or myth because we’ve never seen anything like it since, but as a Christian I know the God I serve can do exceedingly abundantly above all that I could ask or think.
So how do I live a miraculous life like Jesus and the disciples? — The HOLY SPIRIT. God loves us so much that he sent Jesus to die for us and left The Holy Spirit to navigate us through life in the same manner that Jesus did. That means that we are supposed to be doing the impossible and reaching out to the lost, everyday.
This scripture made me realize that the power of The Holy Spirit – who roams throughout all the earth – is activated through us by humility and prayer. We line our will up with God’s plan for our lives when we seek him out and repent of our sins. Sins literally block God from speaking to us, but sin separates us from Him. Once we’ve turned away from out wicked ways and sought out forgiveness, God can do an work in us and heal the land.
That is how we reach the unreachable. So let’s pray that the Lord will melt our hearts and humble our spirits, that the Holy Spirit living within in us can do a work that touches the lost and brings someone closer to Him. Amen.