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I Will Give You a New Heart

July 31, 2019


I Will Give You a New Heart

How we love to put forth all sorts of efforts  and exclaim  in our hearts,  “I did this all by myself.     It sure was a test  of my endurance,  but,  even if  I do say so,  I did a good job.”      It doesn’t matter  if we were referring  to conquering a bad habit,  accomplishing a work in the church,  getting a promotion,  or building a bird house.      We want to feel good about our efforts  with God and man.      That’s all.

We mentally figure,  “Well, I’ve done this,  and this,  and this,  so now I should be pleasing  in God’s sight.”      We feel that doing our best every day  is the way  we will gradually make ourselves  become more obedient  to God’s will.      We realize that nothing we do  is really perfect,  but want to work harder  getting rid  of our imperfections,  so that God will be happy with us.      We just want  to be good and right.

In our wanting  to be good and right,  we do need to listen  to what the Lord tells us  in His word,  and apply that  to our lives.      In Ezekiel 36:26-27,  God Almighty tells us what we should realize.      God says,

Moreover,  I will give you  a new heart  and put a new spirit  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…

We need to be fully depending on God  to make changes in our lives.      Only God can really give us a new heart  when we accept Jesus  as our Savior  and believe  in His power  to forgive all  of our sins.      We remember all of our sinful tendencies  and admit  that they continually pop up  all over the place.      We have no control over  our naturally sinful inclinations  —  as much as we want  to be rid of them.      We sin even before we realize  what we’ve done.

We will be pleasing  in God’s sight  when we do the special work  Jesus referred to  in John 6:29.      He said,

This is the work  of God,  that you believe in Him  whom He has sent.

When we believe  what God has done for us  in Jesus Christ,  realizing God’s marvelous love for us  will open up our hearts  to God’s leading.      Then through God’s Holy Spirit  working in us,  God’s word in 1 John 4:19  will become a part of our lives.      It says,

We love,  because He first loved us.

When we believe  in our Lord and Savior,  He will give us a new heart  that will enable us  to walk in His word.      In the freedom  of accepting the work of God  in Christ Jesus  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  blessed be Your name  for condescending to love us  and work in our hearts.      Oh,  how we need You  every hour!”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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