More Receptive

These Jews were more receptive than those in Thessalonica, for they welcomed the message very eagerly and examined the scriptures every day to see whether these things were so. Many of them therefore believed, including not a few Greek women and men of high standing.  Acts 17:11-12

Paul and Silas travel to Beroea where the believers are receptive. What makes a receptive believer? As the Holy Spirit stirs and moves our hearts toward the Fullness of our salvation in Christ Jesus there is a personal choosing, an acceptance or rejection to go His Way, and a curiosity to follow Spirit’s guidance to know more.

One is interested. And that interest or desire to know more spurs on throughout our Christian lives. We seek to know more of Him and we turn to the Scripture revealing Him. Our Bibles do not sit on the shelf for they are beside our reading chair, brought to Bible Study after hearing the preacher, searched when we need to know what Jesus says about a particular topic or situation, and in some countries are preciously hidden because of dangerous persecutors.

Those who have lived and died to give us our Bibles rejoice in heaven each time we pick up our Bibles to read. The Holy Spirit delightedly infuses us with the Breath of God during our reading time. God’s Breath gives us Jesus’ energy, enthusiasm, and assurance. Our lives are righted as you and I spend time in Jesus’ Presence during Holy Bible time with our hearts receptive. Receptively we eagerly to thank Him, praise Him, and receive all He has to give to us.

Author: At My Father's Desk

Clergywoman, Bible scholar, technology, spirituality, teaching online, preacher, evangelist for Christ.

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