Lately, I find myself enamored of God’s sovereignty; specifically, His ability to change the human heart, in which wicked selfishness is so stubborn and pervasive. Though I increasingly want to abandon the seductions of the world in favor of hungering for righteousness and desiring heavenly motivations, the best I can accomplish by my own effort is hypocrisy. Try as I may, I cannot consummately defeat the appeal of courting my own comfort or status. JESUS is my only hope. Day by day He softens my heart, replacing my avidity with His own. He trades my worry, apathy, laziness, doubts, and pride for wisdom, compassion, power, faith, and humility. He makes me look less like me and more like Him. I love it. It’s the New Covenant at work right in my own soul. What a miracle!
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.” – Ezekiel 36:26-27
“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me” – John 15:5
Thank you, Yeshua, for sanctification.