To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God.
It is certainly a reality in our day that too few men and women are willing to keep the “top side” of their souls open to God and to His light from heaven.
You may wonder about such expression as the “top side” of the soul, but I do think it is in line with Bible teaching, and certainly in line with all Christian experience.
The heart and soul are open to God in some people’s lives but certainly not in others.
We should be aware that man’s forgiveness is not always like God’s. When a man makes a mistake and has to be forgiven, the shadow may still hang over him among his fellows.
But when God forgives, He begins the new page right away. Then when the devil runs up and says, “What about his past?” God replies, “What past? He has been forgiven!”
Now, I think that kind of forgiveness and justification and acceptance with God depends upon a person’s willingness to keep the “top side” of the soul open to God and His saving grace!
Dear Lord, there are people at work and in my community whose hearts are not open to Your offer of forgiveness. I pray that each one will open his soul to God to receive His saving grace.
~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~