Bible Study,  Quiet Time

Prepare My Heart – Day 13: A New Heart

A heart transplant is an operation in which a failing, diseased heart is replaced with a healthier, donor heart. Through modern medicine, a sick or dying person can have a heart transplant and gain a second chance at life.

Like a surgeon, God performs heart transplants to anyone who needs one. When our lives have caused our hearts to become tainted with the things of this world, God provides a supernatural heart transplant and gives us a second chance to live an abundant life through Christ. 

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. Ezekiel 36:26

Are you hard-hearted towards God? Or is your heart yielding and available for Him to use?

A hard heart is a heart that has been hardened by sin and is not receptive to the truth of God’s Word. Those who have hard hearts are stubborn in their own beliefs and don’t allow any Heavenly impressions to made upon them – which is the exact opposite of what God wants for us. 

God wants to completely remove the hard heart – it is the opposite of what He has promised you. 

God desires those who have a soft heart – a heart that can be impressed upon through the love and fear of God. 

When God changes a stubborn heart, He gives His Spirit in return to restore. His love, His grace, and His mercy fill the void of the person who was once hard-hearted. 

When God gives you a new heart, His Spirit:

  • renews your mind
  • enlightens your understanding
  • corrects your judgment
  • refines your wants and will

Through God’s Spirit and His word, your heart will continuously be renewed day by day. 

You cannot have the new heart and the old heart at the same time.

A patient in need of a heart transplant must give the doctor permission to operate. Just like the heart transplant patient, you too have to give God permission to go into your heart and operate. You cannot have the old heart and the new – you will have to choose to give up your old sinful nature to receive your new heart from the Lord.

The choice is yours.

Grab your bible, and read the scriptures for yourself to complete today’s Scripture Reading Challenge. What are your thoughts on today’s passage? Share with us in the comments below or head on over to our Facebook page to join the conversation!

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