Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father draws him to me.” When we come to accept Christ as Lord and Savior, it is not any person or their words that accomplishes the conversion within; it is the sole work of God. Through our words and actions we can share Jesus, but it is God alone who can enter the heart and soul of a person to change that person forever.
Jesus goes on to say, “He who believes has everlasting life.” Once God changes our heart and we are “born again” then the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us and we then live with an eternal framework. Our eyes are ever bent on heaven and the promise of eternal life with Christ. Gradually our focus shifts away from the things of the world and our focus becomes more on the things of God.
We will still have moments when our vision becomes a little cloudy and we lose sight of God’s promises. Sometimes these are even seasons. Yet because the Holy Spirit dwells in us, we will always be drawn back to our relationship with Jesus through God. The love we find in Christ will always be what draws us back to Him.
When we allow the Father to draw us back to Jesus we experience redemption and we are made new again in Christ. The grace and mercy and compassion that flows down upon us through His love and forgiveness is amazing. Our grateful response to this is a burning desire to share the good news with others. Such a wonderful gift is intended for all the world. Through our story, through our lives, through our witness, the life and message of Jesus Christ must go out to all the world. It is the plan.
Scripture reference: John 6: 41-51