I recently finished reading having a Mary Heart in a Martha World – Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life by Joanna Weaver. A book I now highly recommend for all women, young and old to read. For the next 12 weeks, I plan to share my findings as I journey through the accompanying Bible Study Mrs. Weaver placed at the end of the book.
Going Deeper – Day Four
5) What does the Bible say in the following verses about our potential for change?
Ezekiel 36:26-27 (King James Version)
26A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (King James Version)
17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Philippians 1:6 (King James Version)
6Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
By accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior we gain the benefit of receiving a new heart and spirit the Master’s own. Through this exchange we are also made anew, our old ways are casted away. This is the essence of being changed, renewed. All we have to do in order to maintain these benefits is remain confident in the fact a good work has been created in us and be obedient to the God’s words and ways.
To be continued…
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