19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 20 Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.
God was ready to work with his people again but to do that he had to give them a new heart. Their old hearts were like stone and he couldn’t do anything with them, but God did not throw them away. How did he do this? Perhaps it was a process like bringing Play Doh back to life. Little by little God reminded them who they were and how he could help them in their misery -then he waited for it to sink in. Over time his people had a spiritual awakening and turned back to him.
Our relationship with God should be our number one priority, but the world wants us to worship the idols of money, materialism, social media, people, places, and things. Our hearts can become hard towards God like Play Doh left out too long and He can’t do anything with us, but it is never too late with God. Listen for the small still voice that is trying to speak to you in your spirit, reminding you that you are a child of God. He is always near. His unconditional love, and transforming power are yours. Let that sink in and over time your heart will soften up towards God and he will be able to work with you again.
Rev. Walker is the pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church www.emanuelreformedchurch.com and she can be reached at 828-962-8196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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