A NEW HEART FOR THE VALLEY
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
I asked you in the introduction whether you wanted a new heart. The great news for anyone who does long for one, is that God wants you to have it! Five years into the exile of the leadership of Israel in Babylon in 593 BC, the prophet Ezekiel told the people of Israel that God would display his holiness, and gather his people from the nations, acting for the sake of his name, his honor, and his glory. He promised spiritual renewal saying “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you.” (Ezekiel 36:26a)
Can you envision yourself cleansed and renewed?
Can you imagine yourself with a more devoted heart?
Do you ever feel stuck?
What habits do you wish were different?
Pray for God to give you a new heart and habits.