A New Heart

Ezekiel 36:26 (NKJV)

26 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. 

A new heart has right desires.  We want to have the desire to be obedient, as well as wanting to do things right.  A strong new heart is what God gives us when we come to know Jesus as our Lord.  The heart of stone would keep us from having the compassion and love of Christ.  A hardened heart keeps us from hearing God, from talking with love, from sharing the gifts He blesses us with, as well as from seeing the direction He has for us.

A new heart gives us the desire to listen to Him as He shares with us.  When we listen to God it keeps us focused.  The new heart will help us to become a better listener and apply what He shows us.  This in turn will help us follow and not over think every situation and allow us to put our complete trust in Him.  This will also help us to do what He asks in His way so that we give Him all the glory so we do not take any credit for the things He does through us.

When we are given a new heart and God gives us the desires of our heart we need to thank Him.  Thank Him for the newness in you.  Now with His strength in our heart we need allow Him to guide us and not allow our minds to misguide us.  We can over plan, out think, and wear down in our own strength while He is there waiting to help and guide us all the way.

Walk in the way He shows through your new heart that grows stronger everyday as you walk your journey with Jesus.