Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Ezekiel 36:26-27 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

The most important organ that we have is our heart. Yes all organs are important, but our hearts are life or death. Now, I will be the first one to tell you that I don’t know a lot about organs and especially hearts, but I can tell you that everything is circulated through the body with the blood that is pumped through the heart.

The Bible talks a lot about the heart and the biggest message that I hear is, that our spiritual “hearts” need to change. Before we accepted what Jesus did for us on the Cross, we were sinners and lost and without hope. Our hearts was following the desires of the flesh. But Jesus died on the cross and gave Himself as sacrifice to redeem us from darkness. Jesus reconciled Man to God. Jesus became our Mediator.

The past few months things has been tough and I was very frustrated with a lot of things. I really didn’t know why, but I would lash out because of the smallest thing. Then God started to work with me and I surrendered to His guidance. The Holy Spirit showed me that I need to change my heart. My heart was beginning to fade from the teachings of God’s Word. I wanted to do everything my way and saw the problem with everybody else around me. I would say… I lost my heart.

You see when our hearts are inline with Jesus, you will start to live life with the character that Jesus showed us. Jesus becomes our STANDARD.

In every part of our lives (in marriage, in friendships, in family, in our jobs ect.) we need to search our hearts, like David asked God to search his heart for any wrong. We need to take out the garbage from our hearts and fill our hearts with the Holy Spirit. Let the blood of Jesus “pump” through you to cleanse you.

So, I started to focus on changing my heart. I knew that the Holy Spirit was telling me that the heart is the issue. During this time I wrote a sermon and the phrase came out:

“If you DON’T change your heart, you will be a SPECTATOR of what God is doing around you and not a PARTAKER of what God wants to do through you!”  I did not want to be a spectator of what God was doing around us. I wanted to be in the middle of what God wanted to through me. So I started… do I still feel like throwing my toys out of the cot? Sure, but I started to focus… and I must say, the frustration is much less.

REMEMBER!!!!! God knows your heart. And He wants you to have a healthy heart. Not just in the flesh, but also in the spirit. So I want to encourage everybody reading this to change you heart and to be inline with God’s heart.

2 Chronicles 12:7 (NLT)   When the lord saw their change of heart, he gave this message to Shemaiah: “Since the people have humbled themselves, I will not completely destroy them and will soon give them some relief. I will not use Shishak to pour out my anger on Jerusalem.

Deuteronomy 10:16 (NLT)   Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.

Psalms 139:23 (NLT)   Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.


What do you think? Do you like doing things differently than usual? I for one love doing things I know and keeping to things I know works. But after the few weeks I had with our kids doing sports almost everyday from right after school, till evening, man I am tired. Now, today the sporting season is almost done except for 1 or 2 games that’s left, it feels weird. Our momentum is fast paced and to come to almost standstill, feels unreal. It’s almost as if you don’t know what you have to do. 

You might not have these hectic sports going on in your home, but you know when your routine in the morning is changed just a little, it can feel if your running around like a headless chicken. Running in all directions with no direction. 

Doing something new can be scary. Doing something out of your comfort zone can keep you frozen in fear of what might go wrong. Change is not always nice.

I think our Spiritual lives are like that. God allows us to go through certain things to strech us, so that something new can be birthed and make a difference in someone else’s life. 

Jesus came to earth with a mission that was so radicaly different than what Israel thought the Messiah would do. But Jesus came to do something new. Something out of this world and the devil could not stop Him. Jesus came and reconciled man with God. The world looked for a earthly king, but God sent Jesus to be the King of kings. A King that rules over heaven and earth. 

Something New. Something out of the box. I want to challenge you en encourage you to let God help you to experience something new. 

Where things are new, there is refreshments. And if I look around me, people need refreshments in their hearts, spirit and mind. We need things to be new to grow, to revitalize and to blossom. 

So be ready for something new from God. Look to Him for that new heart, new spirit and new mind. He makes all things new !!!

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.   Isaiah 43:19 NLT