"They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: 'The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet: 'Go to this people and say, 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.' For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them'."
We MUST listen to the Holy Spirit! If we turn Him away when He gently knocks again and again, eventually all that is left is a hard place in our hearts - a place where God is forbidden. Dear ones, we have to allow Christ to come into our lives and take His rightful place as ruler. It is vital to our very being, it is what we were made for. Let's join Christ in His suffering, let's join Him in His glory, let's soften our hearts!