Ezekiel 36:26-27

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your old heart of stone and give you a new heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees and help you to keep my laws.”

Quiet Time

Read the scripture and let God’s Spirit speak to you.
Evaluate your life, faith, relationships, and witness.
Ask God for help, direction, and courage to change.
Live it out today! Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you!

Change My Heart

Change my heart, change my ways,
Change my path to follow you Lord all of my days,
To follow you Lord all of my days.


    Give me a new heart to praise you.
    Give me a new way to love
    Give me a new path to follow,
    To follow you Lord all of my days,
    To follow you Lord all of my days.

2. Shape my heart…
3. Guide my heart…
4. Cleanse my heart…
5. Light my heart…

  • Words and music by Paul Frantsen
    © 2005 Cross the Sky Ministry

Life Change…

Life can get pretty nasty. You have a bad day, someone says something that cuts deep, you get angry and bitter, then you completely shut down or lash out just to release the tension. You know, you’re angry. It’s not what you want or what you know you should do, but it just happens. And then there’s problems, there’s broken relationships again, and you don’t know how to fix it. Your heart gets as cold as a stone.

I’ve felt that way too many times before. But how do I pull out of it and get back into the light? It’s never just me, it’s God who works on my heart – softening it, breaking it down, replacing my hard heart with one that’s softened up, hurt a bit, but useful. Sometimes a scripture verse speaks to me and softens my heart – like Ezekiel 36:26, “And I will put My Spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees…” The Spirit speaks softly in my darkness, and opens me up to the voice of God once again.

Awhile back I remember walking a dark, lonely path back to my place feeling mistreated and frustrated with life. A good friend noticed what was going on and followed me. We talked for an hour or two about deeper things, deeper than the superficial stuff most of us usually talk about. I don’t exactly know how, but just talking and listening made me feel better. I think we need to learn how to recognize those times in our lives, and in the lives of those people God has placed within our reach. When our friends need to talk, we have an opportunity to breathe life into their hearts of stone, to give them hope, and to share our faith with them. May we be open and listening to the still small voice of the Spirit leading us to share our lives with those around us on a daily basis. May this be your prayer and your life work.