Posts Tagged ‘ Change ’

VerseD: Ezekiel 36:26

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26, ESV

We do not change our hearts to be good. God changes us and makes us new and good by His Holy Spirit. We join His work.

VerseD: Ezekiel 36:26

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26, ESV

Apart from God, we hate Him and are selfish.
The Holy Spirit regenerates our hearts to love in Christ’s name, to seek Him and share His love with others.

VerseD: Psalm 27:4

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
Psalm 27:4, ESV

To seek the face and presence of the Lord is to seek the truth of Christ.
To seek Christ is to change your life, your thinking, and your actions by the help of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24, ESV

We must put to death our sinful desires and actions and let Christ change us ever more to think and act like Him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
James 4:8, ESV

God is always near (omnipresent). Yet, we are more aware when we diligently seek His face through Bible reading, prayer, and fellowship with other Christians.

And only by Him are we made clean and can we think rightly.

VerseD: 1 Peter 1:14-15

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct
1 Peter 1:14‭-‬15, ESV

We are made new in Christ. We should no longer live by what we have known and thought, or by what the world says, but by what God says through His Word and Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Acts 3:19

Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out
Acts 3:19, ESV

The Father loves us and invites us as we are, but He does not expect us to stay as we have been.

God expects us to change, to be transformed by the Holy Spirit to be more like His Son.

VerseD: Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8, ESV

Do not seek what is fair, but what is just.

Show kindness to all, not only those who agree with you.

Realize your need for God to change you, not try to change your own life or things in this world.

VerseD: Romans 10:9

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9, ESV

There is no other way to God but through Jesus.

You must believe in Him. Barring a few exceptions, you must confess this truth. Without these, you are still in your sins and separated from Him.

VerseD: Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord , my rock and my Redeemer.
PSALM 19:14, NASB

Not only what we say matters, but what we think. We must let God change our minds – our way of thinking – if we want to be pleasing to Him.