Saturday, June 5, 2021

A Change of Heart

Have you ever tried to change your life? So many people want to change their lives, but they don't know how. Others have tried again and again to change their lives, only to give up in failure. The truth is simply this, only God can change your life.

God changes your life by changing your heart. Only God can change your heart, and there is no real change until He does. God says to you, "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you" (Ezekiel 36:26). Admit to God your inability to change your heart. Ask Him to do what you cannot, that is to change your heart. Only He can. 

When God changes your heart, it is through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. You become a new person with a new heart. It is God's creative work in you through Christ. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17). That's your new life in Christ.

Why would God change your heart? There is one important reason. He does it for the praise of His glory. If He has changed you, give Him all the glory. Recognize that He changed you to the glory of His grace and the praise of His mercy. Give Him glory for His mercy in Christ. "We who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory" (Ephesians 1:12). Your new life in Christ is to the praise of His glory.