“For here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You’ll once again live in the land I gave your ancestors. You’ll be my people! I’ll be your God!" (Ezekiel 36:24-28, MSG).This is our promise....a new clean heart and a new spirit. The old cold heart will be removed and replaced with one that is pliable as clay in His hands. Selfishness will be broken, and the needs that God places in our heart will be what is important. Daily surrendered to Him we will live by the power and strength He alone provides. In every way.... in every thought.... in every action, He will direct our lives. We shall live an abundantly fulfilled life by His gracious bounty and merciful love. Our hearts will be at rest and have complete peace knowing with every part of our being that He is our God. If this is our promise, how can we not surrender anything that stands in the way?
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