I've remembered these lyrics since, as a little boy, I heard them when I occasionally occasionally attended with father's Men's Bible Class at the Presbyterian Church in my hometown. Those words have always helped me when I am troubled or tempted to falter from what I know is His Way. And they are oh, so true.
The only way to get Jesus into your heart, is to open it to the Holy Spirit, an action which no one else can do for you. So how do you really go about opening your heart?
Well, you've got to slow down, think about what concerns or is bothering you and ask for guidance from the Ultimate One who can help. The Holy Spirit is the force that will allow you to open that door to your heart. As the Third Person of the Trinity, the Spirit is your spiritual guidance counselor.
Just think back to those days as a child and cartoons of those two little guys sitting on your shoulders, one wearing the black hat (representing the devil or evil) and the other in the white hat (the Holy Spirit or goodness). They were constantly offering contrary advice, one leading you to the good, the other to do what deep inside you knew was wrong. It's when you dig down deep inside that you find the power of the Holy Spirit.
That Spirit is the driving force leading you the right way if you just listen and follow. And using that guidance to pray, experience the Holy Book and attending Christian fellowship builds the strength you need to fight against those weaknesses that we have. And then the Spirit puts you in touch with the source of love and grace, Jesus, who died to free you of the burden of sin and set you free. Only through Jesus can you reach God; you must go by way of the Cross.
Your forgiveness of sin was granted the moment He died on the Cross, but it's up to you to accept His offer by believing in Him. And when you accept, the Spirit will fill you with the strength to ward off evil as long as you follow your commitment.
Think of the Bible, prayer and church fellowship as a means of building up your resistance to all things sinful by deciding to do what's right as His love and grace embraces you totally. Then the power of your faith will keep you resolute and constant, and you will be prepared for Eternity. And at that point, my friends, you have found the answer to all your problems, for by turning your life over to Him you will make the right choices. You will have the power of all three components of God, the Holy Trinity, working for you.
So on this bright Sunday morning, start putting God in Three Persons to work for you by developing a bond with Him that can't be broken. If you do, you will be a part of His Glorious Kingdom forevermore.
Have a great Sunday.