The Hindrance to Save Souls

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Ezekiel 36:1-38

RHEMA

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

In a reality show, a woman is seen walking with her son. She asks everyone she meets along the way for help. The woman asks for help to buy her son several books for school. Among the people they meet, only one person who is willing to help her, an old pedicab driver.

At the end of the program, the host interviews the pedicab driver about why he helps the woman. The man says that he has ever been helped by someone. In the past, he could not even buy his son’s school uniform. However, there was one kindhearted person who wanted to help him buy a uniform, even paid for his child’s schooling until he graduated. That is what made the man moved to help the woman. He feels how hard the woman is and how grateful he was when he got help at the right time.

Reflecting on the story of the above, when someone’s heart is restored, he would have the strength and longing in his heart to help others. It is the same with our relationship with God. God has saved and helped us, but if our souls are still not healed, we cannot feel God’s goodness and are not moved to save souls. However, when our souls have been restored, we can understand and feel the great love and kindness of God in our lives. There is an impulse in the heart that begins to emerge, to bring the soul to God’s love and salvation. Therefore, God longs to heal the wounded souls, which is an obstacle for us to carry out soul-saving missions.

REFLECTION

A WOUNDED soul can HINDER us to SAVE SOULS.

APPLICATIONS

1. Have your soul been restored by God?
2. In your opinion, why is soul restoration so necessary and important?
3. What commitment will you make after reading today’s devotional?

PRAYER

“Jesus, we are grateful to have You in our lives. We long for You to use our life to expand Your kingdom on this earth. We want You to restore our souls so that we can become soul winners. Thank you, God. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray and give thanks. Amen.”