Thursday, November 3, 2011

Heart of Stone or Heart of Flesh

Ezekiel 36:26 says "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."

I encountered this verse in my bible study and I am shocked to realize that in the areas where I hold on to sin, I have a very hard heart of stone.

I desperately need God to graciously do heart surgery on me and replace that hardened heart with a soft and mold-able heart of flesh.  

I need to truly grieve over my own sin.  

I wonder how many of us as Christians actually grieve when we realize that we have been sinning against God in one area or another?  I fear that the number is woefully small.

I fear that our hearts are so hard that sin is a casual thing to us.  I fear that we do not realize how deep is the chasm between us and our God when we sin casually and 'just ask forgiveness at the end of the day'.  I fear we often trust in something called cheap grace.

Oh my God, please forgive me.  PLEASE grant me a heart of flesh that grieves my sin.

Teach me to be intentional. To think about about every action and put every thought before you.  At present, I don't hesitate before making excuses.  Please give me the grace and strength to hesitate often if means I am about to sin.

1 comment:

  1. This design is beautiful, Ursula. Love how you share your faith on your blog, too!