A New Heart
My mom use to say I was the most loving and the most demand of her children. As I grew older and walked farther away from the Father’s house, my heart started to grow harder as sin became the norm in my life. I finally got to the point where I was so selfish that all I cared about was my needs and not those around me, especially my family.
Through a series of events in my life, all of my own making, I had become as cold as a rock with a heart to match. Most would have looked at my situation and written me off as a bad investment. No need to waste their time on me, I was to far gone. As I look back on my life before Christ, I would have to agree. We’re not talking about an engine rebuild or an transmission swap or maybe a little body work to salvage this old ride, I’m talking jack up the license plates and drive a new vehicle under them broke.
That’s not how our Poppa saw me or sees you if you find yourself in that season. You’re never to far gone for the Lord. He is long suffering as He waits for us to turn our eyes from the things of this world and back to Him.
March 3rd 2001 was the day I was birthed back into the Kingdom. On that day He gave me a new heart and a new lease on life. He will do the same for you, all you have to do is ask Him.
A New Heart
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by Charis Hillman Brown
“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” Ezekiel 36:24-28
You know, when we begin to think about the New Year, there is a lot of talk about New Year?s Resolutions. In 2007, Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol did a survey of 3000 people to see how many actually fulfilled their New Year?s resolutions. According to his findings, a staggering 88% of people do not fulfill their New Year?s resolutions. What does that say about us? I think it says that only 12% of us keep our promises to ourselves!
Right before the time of Jesus, Israel had been stuck in a cycle of idol worship. The prophet Ezekiel prophesied that the people of Israel would become brand new: “I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you…” Ezekiel prophesied the transforming power that Jesus would have in their lives.
Today, this hasn’t changed. Jesus is changing lives & hearts all over the world, in every nation, in every kind of community!
Have you ever wanted a new heart, or a fresh start? If you want an authentic change in your life, and a new heart, why not ask Him to give you that today, even if you’ve already asked Him into your heart. God is in the business of giving away new beginnings, because of His son Jesus who died, so that we might be live completely free and unfettered by our past.