Heart of Stone or Flesh?

Moreover, I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit within you;
and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh
and give you a heart of flesh.”
Ezekiel 36:26

Unfeeling. Uncaring. Apathetic. Content to lie around and just be left alone. That pretty much describes a stone and a heart of stone. As Christians God placed within us a heart of flesh at salvation. A heart that is able to feel, to be compassionate, to love, to empathize. But sometimes it seems as if my heart of flesh has returned to its state of stone.

Flesh hearts can’t thrive in an environment of sin, of fatalism, or of overindulgence in the world’s culture through television, movies, music, etc… Flesh hearts need daily interaction with the Holy spirit, Jesus, and Father God through praise, prayer, and preparation (Bible study). So if your heart feels like a heavy weight within you, start at the cross. Lay aside your encumbrances (weights) and your sins (Hebrews 12:1). Burned out, stressed out, and not experiencing the abundant life? Take your flesh heart to Jesus and let Him remove the callouses that are keeping you from fruitful fulfillment in life.

Petrified wood from the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

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