A Heart Transplant – Ezekiel 36:25-27     

Ezekiel 36:25-27 “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.”

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What is God saying to me? God is a God of new life. He washes us, gives us a new heart and gives us His Spirit. Why? “So that you will follow My decrees and be careful to obey My regulations.”

How will I obey? Knowing I am clean, new and empowered by the Spirit, I will obey today. I will claim this identity, out loud, throughout the day.

Who will I tell? The men who hold me accountable.

If you are a Christian, do you know you are clean, new and empowered by the Spirit? Be who you are.

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Turning Blessings Into Idols – Ezekiel 16:16

Ezekiel 16:16 “You used the lovely things I gave you to make shrines for idols, where you played the prostitute. Unbelievable! How could such a thing ever happen?”

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What is God saying to me?  I’m struck by the reality that we often take the blessings that God gives us and turn them into idols.  Maybe it is vocation, appearance, giftedness, a home, vacation, hobby or even a friend, spouse or child.

How will I obey?  How could this happen? Blessings become idols when we do not remember who gave them to us.  God says “You used the lovely things I gave to you… (italics mine)”  When we remember where the blessing comes from, we praise the creator, not the creature (Romans 1:25).

Who will I tell? Rebecca

Take a minute to thank God for the greatest blessings in your life.  Worship Him not them.

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“Let all My Words sink deep into your own heart first… then go…” Ezekiel 3

Ezekiel 3:1-4 (NLT) The voice said to me, “Son of man, eat what I am giving you—eat this scroll! Then go and give its message to the people of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he fed me the scroll. “Fill your stomach with this,” he said. And when I ate it, it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. Then he said, “Son of man, go to the people of Israel and give them my messages.”

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Ezekiel 3:10-11 Then he added, “Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself. Then go to your people in exile and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says!’ Do this whether they listen to you or not.”

What is God saying to me? I cannot pass what I do not possess. I must take in God’s Word deeply before I can give it out.

How will I obey? I am going to adjust my morning devos this week and emphasize prayer before I begin to read Scripture. I will ask the Holy Spirit to fill my stomach and let all His Words sink deep into my heart.

Who will I tell? The team that I teach with in our church.

How can you ingest more of God’s Word?

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