A Heart Made Of Stone
Matters Of The Heart Devotional (Day 17)
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove your Heart of Stone and give you a heart of flesh.
How resistant are you to change? Are you so entrenched in your beliefs that you will carry them to your grave? I submit to you that as Christians, we should always strive to learn more and more about Christ and the way God would have us live our lives.
Learning more about Christ requires a growth process. As we grow spiritually we will have a change of heart. When you became a Christian there was a change in you. You made a decision to stop doing the things that did not receive God’s favor and focus on doing what is required to live your life according to the divine will of God. This requires a makeover of the heart, thus a shift from a hard heart toward one that God can use to carry out his purpose for your life. Simply stated, we cannot truly be Christians without experiencing a change in heart which is paralleled by spiritual growth as we learn more about Christ.
When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior he will give us a new heart. This new heart is cleansed from impurities. Your heart of stone will be removed from you, and you will become a new creature in Christ. Try using this new heart as we going into this new month of March.
Prayer Focus: Lord we pray that You will “instill within us a new heart that will allow us to carry out the purpose and plan that you have for our lives”. It is in your son Jesus name that we pray. Amen