March 22, 2019
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
When you came to Christ, God gave you a new heart. He didn’t do heart repair; He did a heart transplant. God took your old heart that was cold and hard and replaced it with a new soft heart. He filled this new heart with the Holy Spirit so you could hear His voice and obey His word.
This was the beginning point of your walk with God. Everything in your life comes out of your heart. Obviously, I’m not talking about your physical heart, but the inner heart of the soul.
Jesus said, “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34) In other words, your thoughts, attitudes, and actions all begin in the heart.
You must be careful to keep your heart soft and tender before the Lord. Disobedience, bitterness, unforgiveness, and ignoring the voice the Lord can all make our heart cold and hard.
When your heart grows cold, the things of the Lord don’t excite you like they once did. Your passion for the Lord and spending time with Him fades, and you lose the desire to walk in obedience to the Lord.
The wonderful news is that God is always working to soften your heart and bring you back to Him. God never gives up on you. He is always working in your life to release the new soft heart He gave you.
The Holy Spirit empowers your new heart with a desire to walk with God in fellowship and obedience.
Look at that promise again.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. – Ezekiel 36:26-27 (ESV)
Confess this with me.
In Jesus Christ, I have a new heart.
He took my old, hard heart and gave me a heart that loves Him
God fills my heart with the Holy Spirit
My new heart desires to walk in obedience to all God has for me.
In Jesus Name,
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