John Wesley, an Anglican priest, went to a bible study with some Moravians. He was well educated. He was disciplined. But his religion was more in his head than anywhere else. But on May 24, 1738, he reluctantly attended a bible study, and, as Wesley recorded in his journal, around 8:45 PM, he felt his heart “strangely warmed“, with a conviction that Christ had died for him.
Wesley would have struggles with his faith, even questioning his salvation at times; but this moment with the Moravians stands as a defining one for him.
Have you had a “moment” like that? Have you felt a need for something that was missing, only to discover it (reluctantly perhaps) at a time and place when you least expected it?
May your heart be warmed today by the good news that you are a child of God, that Jesus lived, died and rose for you. Let that good news give you the strength and wisdom you need for the day ahead.
A blessed Tuesday.