The scripture that inspired this blog is found in Ezekiel 36:26-28 “I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit in them. I will take away that stony heart of flesh and put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my commandments and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave your forefathers, and you will be my people, and I will be your God.”
When I hear this scripture, my heart skips a beat because I remember the day that happened to me. I don’t remember the sermon that was preached or the songs that were sung, but I remember the moment I received the new heart spoken of in Ezekiel. What happens the moment we open our hearts and receive Jesus as the Lord and Savior. God said it so clearly “I will give them a new heart” it is very similar to some who receive a heart transplant by a surgeon New life and vitality will flow through your whole being when this healthy heart is placed in them, and so it is with the heart God will give you.
Do you realize that our physical heart has a memory? There are stories about things that occur when someone gets a heart transplant. One really dramatic story is about a little girl who had received a heart from a child who had been murdered. The murder case had not been solved. Months later, the little girl began to dream about the incident. She was able to describe the man who did this evil deed and where he lived. Because of this child’s testimony, he was arrested.
Our spiritual heart had a memory stamped on it, also a Memory of God’s ways and the victory Jesus won for us on the cross. Jeremiah 31:33 says it so well “But this is the covenant I will make with my people of Israel after those days says the Lord I will put my instructions in them deep within them I will write them on their heart. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
How awesome is it that at the moment of salvation, the word of God is written in our hearts? As we grow in our faith and read God’s word, it comes alive in our lives. Revelation upon the revelation of God’s goodness and his love, his promises.
We need to learn to lead with our hearts rather than our heads. Your heart is filled with God’s purposes, His will, His ways, the revelation of all Jesus did for us at the cross, salvation, deliverance, and healing. Your destiny has been placed there, just ready to be released as we allow the spirit to lead us.
As we read God’s Word, our minds are transformed. We do not need to be constantly led by our natural mind Scripture tells us we have the mind of Christ, but this happens thru the renewing of our mind thru the impartation of the word of God. God’s Word is powerful, and revelation of God’s Word will release the power in your life.
We have to always remember that faith is a powerful spiritual force. Faith is not found through reason. It is not a product of our natural mind. It is a product of the newborn human spirit. The natural mind says, “Seeing is believing”; the renewed mind says “Believing is seeing”.
Remember what was written in Ezekiel, “I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit in them. I will take away that stony heart of flesh and put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my commandments and do them.”
Mountain moving faith resides in every born again child of God. The moment you declared Jesus as your Lord and Savior, a spiritual force was released in your heart as your spirit came alive You might ask why all this emphasis on the heart. Because our heart is our center, it is the power source of our bodies. The heart generates five thousand times more energy than our brain. The magnetic field of our heart projects approximately six feet. Can you imagine the impact we have when we walk into a room where God is ruling and reigning in our hearts?
So moving forward, grab ahold of knowing when your heart, your spirit, and your mind are in harmony, the door is opened to all God has for us. Remembering the natural mind says, “Seeing is believing, “the renewed mind says, “Believing is seeing” We just need to lead with our heart and not with our head, and we will know All things are possible with God.