Lately I felt that one of my greatest wishes is to have everything I say or do or even think coming right and unfiltered from my heart.
I’ve grown quite confident in that wish, because I feel that the promise given in Ezekiel 36:26 becomes my reality:
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
I’m not the same. My heart became a vessel of compassion. I see the world and its earthlings differently than years ago and it changes every day. This is the Spirit working in me (Ezekiel 36:27):
27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
The Spirit is in us to be a guide that enables us to live a Christlike life. Now, receiving this gift and knowing about it doesn’t necessarily mean that we use it.
The choice is and has always been ours to make. Having decided to follow Jesus doesn’t mean at all that we actually follow Him. To be able to follow Jesus we need to lead a life led by the Spirit.
Remember to choose this Spirit-led life today and every day.
“But… I mean… what happens when I forget to make this choice one day? Would I be ignorant then to the Spirit? Isn’t this really another religious rule to apply?” – Well, yeah. If you put it this way it kinda is. Which brings me back to my wish uttered in my introduction. It is also a prayer:
God, change my heart
and let me be so fully aware of it
that I can not live any other way
than out of the vision
I have through my new heart of flesh.
Until I see that this has also become my reality, I choose to follow – everyday.