Thursday, August 30, 2012

Why Is Your Heart So Heavy?

Why Is Your Heart So Heavy?

Ezekiel 11:19
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them. I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.

If you are not careful you can allow the circumstances of life to turn your heart into stone. When you look at some people, you can see the wear and tear of life on their faces but for others it’s not that obvious because they carry it in their hearts.

You know people with heavy hearts by how they act in relationships. They can’t love like they used to because they’ve been hurt so much. They can’t trust like they used to because they’ve been betrayed. It’s hard for them to believe in anything or anybody because they’ve been disillusioned. There is heaviness about them.

We don’t have to be stuck with a heavy heart; we can get a heart transplant. The old folks used to say that Jesus is a heart fixer and a mind regulator. If we allow Jesus to take away the stuff that has been plaguing our minds and trust our hearts to him, he’s able to fix them both. Jesus is the only one that can take away our heavy heart.

1. I will give them an undivided heart. A lot of times we split our allegiance to God with something else. Jesus warned that you cannot love two Gods; i.e. God and money. We have to give full allegiance to God and stop dividing our Love for him to other things or people

2. I will put a new Sprit within them. When we are not connected to God we get the wrong spirit. When we are connected to Jesus the Holy Spirit thrives in us. The fruits of the Spirit are love, kindness, gentleness, patience, and self control.

3. I will make their hearts soft. Jesus is able to take our calloused, abused hearts and regenerate them with the Holy Spirit to where they are soft again. God can teach us how to love, trust, and believe again.

Dear God,

Make my heart soft today. Help me to be sensitive to the needs of others and open to your voice. Renew the right Spirit within me so that I can reflect your love to others.

In Jesus Name,


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