Profound Respect for God;
Understanding Fully that He is God;
Responsive to His Touch
God desires a heart that fears Him which will lead me to worship Him with an awe-filled reverence and profound respect. God desires for me to keep all His commandments so that it may go well with me and with my children forever (Deuteronomy 5:29). This is the type of heart that I desire in me to worship Him with all of me.
God desires to change me from the inside out to know Him, understanding fully that He is Lord; I will be His and He will be my God. I will return to Him with my all of me (Jeremiah 24:7). I know that this is why David was a man after God’s own heart for though he sinned, he always returned to God with his whole heart. I, too, want to want others to see me that same way. When I fall short, I pray that I will return to God with my whole heart.
God has given me a new one and put a new spirit within me. He has taken my heart of stone and given me one of flesh, that is responsive to His touch, that I may walk in His statutes and keep His commandments and obey them (Ezekiel 11:19-20). Therefore, He has made me new and given me a heart that desires to serve, love, and worship Him. When I find myself in a foul mood, I need to return to Him and ask Him to renew a steadfast spirit within me.
God alone has the power to change any heart. What is the condition of your heart today?
My Prayer: Lord God, You alone have the power to change my heart. Forgive me, Lord, when I stray or when my heart has become one of stone. Renew a steadfast spirit within me. Amen.