Change of Heart

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds and write them on their hearts, I will be their God, and they will be My people. Hebrews 8:10 HCSB

My wife and I recently attended the new movie, “Left Behind”. It is the story of what happens in the world when the rapture occurs and all of the Christians are taken from the earth in the twinkling of an eye. In one scene, a girl who has been left behind goes to the church searching for answers only to find the pastor on the first pew. The pastor acknowledges that he knew the Bible and could quote it, but he did not believe. He did not have a changed heart. There are many people who have a head knowledge of Jesus and may even believe that He is the Son of God, but they have never made Him the Lord of their lives. Their hearts have not been changed.

When we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within our hearts, minds, and souls. The Holy Spirit gives us new desires and helps us to obey God. Without changed hearts we are only going through the motions of following God’s rules and are still rebelling against God telling us what to do and how to live our lives.

Challenge: Have you had a change of heart? Do you desire to follow God and His plan for your life? Do you seek to do what is right in the eyes of God? Pray that God will change your heart and give you the wisdom and strength to follow His rules.

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