“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 and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.”
In the human body, when the heart stops functioning, even for a short time, the body is threatened with death. The heart holds the life line of a human being. The condition of the heart often affects more that the physical part of a person, but also affects the soul and the spirit. The heart controls the supply one very basic ingredient to sustain life to the whole body – oxygen.
The Bible uses the imagery of a heart to describe the center of a person. Whatever happens to the heart affects directly our spiritual and emotional health, relationships, and even the circumstances surrounding us! Today’s Bible passage tells us in no uncertain terms, that when the heart is right (healthy and teachable, open to the Lord), it leads to obedience and worship, and it in turn bring us right into fulfilment of God’s promises and our ‘Promise Land”.
How is the condition of your heart? Is it closed to the Word of God? Is it hard and unable to feel the Father’s love? Are there thorns that prick it? Or is it free from all bitterness, anger and sorrow? I am not saying that we will never feel sad, angry or upset with others, but are these emotion dominating your whole heart, or part of it?
Focus on the heart this year. Allow the Lord to give you a new heart. Yes, a brand new heart, not holding on and keeping the old heart. Only the Lord can perform this. When the heart is right, all the rest will fall into the right places, where the Lord wants them to be. Of all the parts of our life, the most important part has to be the heart.
The heart has it!