Only the love of Jesus took your sinful self—your tormented mind and heart to the Cross. Only His love gave you a new born-again spirit filled with His righteousness. There at the Cross, your heart was cleansed and released from the hardness that kept you from peace with God. "I have given you a new heart," Jesus whispers, "and put my Spirit within you. I have removed from you your heart of stone and given you a heart of flesh" (fulfillment of Ezekiel 36: 26).
Where once your heart was as hard and unyielding as stone, does it now beat with the pulsating life of His unconditional love? Where once calloused inner pain impeded God's love, are you now energized by His living presence? Your heart is His, and your mind is ready to be continually softened and molded by the Holy Spirit. Do you allow it? Do you live in the promise of His fullness?
What is that promise? You shall walk by faith and not by sight. You shall experience the power, peace, and joy of your God. He will continually be your delight. You will give abundantly from your heart as Jesus has given to you from His own. His heart shall beat from within you—tender and full of grace without the hardness of self. And you will love as you have been loved—set free by the Savior whose heart broke for you.
© 2019 Lynn Lacher