I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
–Ezekiel 36:26 NIV
You live in a fallen world that is full of pain and disappointment. Over time, this pain might cause your heart to harden. A hard heart has a difficult time accepting love from others because it doesn’t believe it is worthy of love. This heart won’t help others because if it is not receiving love, then it does not have love to give. It is full of anger, resentment, bitterness and a lack of forgiveness.
Romans 12:2 (NLT) says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think….” Let God transform you and mold you into a new person. Allow Him access to your heart because He will give you a new heart—one that is warm and loving. All you have to do is ask and be a willing participant in receiving His love.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see progress at first. God may need to guide you into this new life layer by layer. He will help you overcome obstacles and will bring people into your life to encourage you along the way.
- Pray today’s verse from Ezekiel over yourself, and ask God to give you a heart of flesh.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to help you take every thought captive and for Him to do a work in you. (see 2 Corinthians 10:5)