And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:4 NLT
I desire that everyone I talk to understands and receives the Good News that Jesus died for us so that we can believe in Him and be made right with God, freed from our sins (1 Corinthians 1:30). But this message is foolishness to those whose hearts are not opened.
Rather than focusing on clever and persuasive words (not that I shouldn't be diligent), rely only on the power of the Holy Spirit to open people's hearts to receive His gift of salvation. Be satisfied with planting or watering and allow God to make the seed grow (1 Corinthians 3:7).
Lord, thank you for freely making me right with You through Jesus' crucifixion. Thank you for freeing me from my sins and giving me the Holy Spirit to live in me, to teach and reveal your truths to me and guide me into real life! Please open the hearts of all those I come into contact with so that they too are receptive to your gift of salvation. Please speak through me so that they hear the words You want them to hear. I love you!