Monday, October 27, 2008

Rejuvenated

"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. I will put My Spirit within you cause you to walk in My statutes." Ezekiel 36:26, 27a

"I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live." Ezekiel 37: 14a

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8

Isn't it comforting to know that Christ will make us new again? Doesn't it just blow your mind that the God of the universe will draw near to you? To you!!!!! =)  God must first empty us of our sin, or whatever is getting in our way of our relationship with Him. When He empties us, He cleans us out and then He can fill us with HIM! =) I pray that God empties me of my thoughts and desires and fills them with HIS thoughts and desires. For Him to do that tho, I have to first draw near to Him. He won't just do this or that for me without my asking Him, (although He could and He will do that sometimes!!). He is always there ready and willing to take us back, but He gives us that choice. I pray that you choose to accept Him. I pray that you choose His will over yours. 

When you do, He gives you a new heart. Ezekiel 36:26 says He will give you a heart of flesh. This means a heart that will feel. He will give you His heart. A heart that sees the things that God sees. Like Brandon Heath's song "Give Me You Eyes". It says: "Give me Your eyes for just one second. Give me Your eyes so I can see everything that I keep missing. Give me Your love for humanity. Give me Your arms for the brokenhearted the ones that are far beyond my reach. Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten. Give me Your eyes so I can see." He will replace that cold, hard heart and make it flesh -- warm and sensitive to the ones around you. 

You think you're living now? Wait till you're living with Jesus! Now you're living! =) Don't let the things of your past get in the way of your future. Something I cannot do is forgive and forget, but God can. He has the ability to completely forgive and completely forget. So when we keep thinking about our past mistakes, we're holding ourselves back from what God has planned for us. Through Christ, God has made all things new! It's like your sins never happened! All God sees is His daughter/son. And He loves you. He made you to be His.

1 comment:

SMILE- JESUS LOVES YOU said...

oh my wow!!! This is one my favorite posts so far that you've written! I really enjoyed reading that! love you Kelly!!!