Hi, I know it's been a while since we posted a blog, we've been so busy and we have new projects we will be announcing soon. We thank the Lord for giving us the strength to overcome all challenges that comes our way with this, God has put this message on our hearts to share with you.
Have you ever been in a situation where you desperately wanted to change someone? You have advised them, guided them, connected them with people who could help and unfortunately the person refuses to change?
Phew going through it as we speak!
It's something difficult to accept isn't it? But I have good news for you. You don't have to take that load on you anymore because ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE THE HEART OF MAN ! You hear it right, NOT YOU... GOD !
Ezekiel 36:26-27 says Moreover I will give you a new heart. I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the stony heart from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Ruach (Spirit) within you. Then I will cause you to walk in My laws, so you will keep My rulings and do them. ALL SIN BEGINS IN THE HEART (MIND) Sin causes hearts to grow hard, especially continual and unrepentant sin. Jesus said in Mark 7:21-22 For from within, out of the heart of men, come evil intentions, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustfulness, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. In the Scriptures various aspects of human anatomy are used to define the whole person, but the most frequently used is heart.
Often, the heart refers to the soul of a human being that controls the mind, will and emotions. The Bible says The heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. - Proverbs 14:10 The heart is the “inner man” (2 Corinthians 4:16) The heart, in effect, is the whole person in all of his or her distinctive human activity as thinking, planning, willing, feeling, loving and worshiping, socially interacting being. And, of course, when the person is not living according to God's will, it is the heart that is described as dark, blind, rebellious, callous, unfeeling, or idolatrous. It is within the heart that God works. Scripture clearly teaches us that the real issues of life are spiritual and are really matters of the heart, the inner man. Under the influence of an evil heart, everything appears in false colors. But the most dangerous form of this deceit is, when persons, never transformed or renewed, are induced to believe that they are holy (set-apart). While we can be deceived by our own self-delusion; God knows our deepest and innermost thoughts and motives. Thus God can truly render to each what his deeds justly deserve But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve. - Jeremiah 17:10 As evidenced by the many recurrences, the term “heart” is a very important word because God is so deeply concerned about the inner man or the condition of the heart. But Adonai said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have already refused him. For He does not see a man as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but Adonai looks into the heart. - 1 Samuel 16:7 Ultimately the hardness of the human heart can only be repaired by the grace of God. He can bring about the transformation that is so desperately needed. It is He who can restore us, by taking away our heart of stone and giving us a heart of flesh (Eze 11:18-21) If we need a new heart from God, we can have one through faith in the Lord Jesus. What indicates that need? As sinners, all of us need a new heart. We know God’s plan for change begins with regeneration and continues through sanctification. We need our minds renewed because we can be quickly taken captive by the world (Romans 12:2). Lasting change comes through the word of God and only God can change the heart. His grace is what teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age (Titus 2:11-13). A new heart contrasts with the old. The old heart is alienated from God; the new heart cleaves to God with supreme affection of love. The old heart is sold under sin; the new heart is redeemed from all iniquity. The old heart is accompanied by carnal-mindedness, which is death; the new heart by spiritual-mindedness, which is life and peace. When God gives this new heart; it effects an entire change in us. There are new purpose of life, new understanding about life, new understanding about relationships, new destiny and new attributes of character. Someone whom God has given a new heart behaves differently. The Gospel gives you the power to give up (put off) your sinful desires and replaces them with the fruit of the Spirit. This must begin in the heart (mind) first. You must choose to renew your mind. Every area in your life will be different when your hearts desires are changed
I have treasured Your word in my heart, so I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11 We desperately need new hearts, for we are unable on our own to soften our hard hearts. We can become like Jesus only when we allow God to rid us of our old, hardened hearts and give us new hearts. A change of heart toward God requires a supernatural transformation. Jesus called it being “born again”…. Jesus answered him, “Amen, amen I tell you, unless one is born from above,he cannot see the kingdom of God.” - John 3:3 When we are born again, God performs a heart transplant.The power of the Holy Spirit changes our hearts from sin-focused to God-focused. To conclude we must understand and accept that only God has the power to change the heart of men. We can only bring them water, but it is up to the man to drink. The Lord can make the man thirsty so he will drink. We have no power to cause a man to want to drink. We must rely on the Lord for a man’s heart to change. Even men can change themselves on the outside but without the Lord’s help to change the heart, the change in man is temporary at best. If you are reading this blog and you are aware that you need God to change your heart, I advise you to humble yourself before the Lord and ask Him to change you. Yield to Him to have His way with your heart. An unchanged life is a life without Jesus Christ. Ask God to change your heart. Whether for salvation in Christ (repent and trust Jesus Christ to save you) or for growth in your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One sows, another waters, but God gets the increase. You must do your part