“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” -Ezekiel 36:26
A heart of stone; a hard heart is (sadly) something I have experienced – more than once. Each time things changed; every time the softening came it was a work of God’s love, grace and presence, not me. I cannot fully express my gratitude for God’s work in my heart…
And yet, when I see or sense the stone in others, I hope for a change. I hope they will see, wake up. However, if only God can turn a stone heart to flesh; if only God can transform a hardened heart to a pliable one to His Spirit, then my only course of action for such people is pleading for them in prayer. My charge is to plead until God answers. Spiritually hardened hearts take God, not their suddenly “getting it.” So, I have some pleading to do. What about you?
Father, You know those on my mind who need the heart transplant only You can provide. Please take from them the stone and give the heart of flesh for Your sake, and theirs.
Readings for Day 80 – Acts 2, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 2 Corinthians 4:7-18, Acts 16:10-15, 2 Samuel 10-12