It is a mistake, however, to attribute conversion to my own efforts. God is always there, patiently waiting, as he waits with each of us at every moment. The Holy Spirit urges us to listen to and act on the words of Jesus, for His words are “spirit and life.” God’s grace is an invitation, however, and not a forced move. We must choose God and say yes much like Samuel does in 1 Samuel 3:10: “Speak, for Your servant is listening.”
May you all be blessed and encouraged in the love and peace of Christ.