Soften your Heart

Ezekiel 11:19 says, “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:”

The Lord promises us that he will soften our hearts if we will only let Him.  The problem that many of us have today is that our hearts are hardened to what the Lord is trying to do in us.  We have for one reason or another put ourselves in a situation where we are callous  to any leadership that the Holy Spirit is trying to do in us.

The Lord says that He will turn us over to our evil ways if we continue to reject what He is trying to do in us, and for many of us this means that we have reached a point where we have a hardened heart and have justified ourselves rather than letting the Lord justify us as He promised He would.

Why do we try to go at it alone?  Why do we constantly seek our own glories and our own way when the Lord has promised us that His way is perfect and we will never be left alone?  When we give our lives to God, He puts deep within us a sense of right and wrong that if we rebel against it too much can become hardened and cause us to lose sight of what God is doing for us.

The only way for us to get through this phase is to completely give ourselves over to the call of the Lord in our lives and ask Him to soften our hearts so that we can hear His voice…the still, small voice that speaks to us when we face decisions.

What are you doing today?  Are you seeking your own and searching for happiness in the face of defeat?  Are you seeking victory over the enemy and allowing God to do His work in you?  Or, are you pushing away what He has for you and giving into the fleshly desires that will create in you a heart of stone?

Let today be the day that you ask God to soften your heart.  If you ask Him to soften your heart and are attentive to His voice today you will find that the days will get brighter, the paths will get simpler, and love will not be something you only read and hear about, but something that you put into practice.  Today is the day that you can be free from the bondage of sin and you can find that your heart of stone is now a heart of flesh that can be broken for the Kingdom.

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