Welcome to the PoG Blog! Before reading the scripture, please pray the Holy Spirit will guide and direct your meditation on God’s word. Ezekiel 36:25 – 27
25 “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from your impurities and from your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”
The first thing that comes to my mind as I read these words is that God is doing all the acting here. “I will sprinkle…I will cleanse…I will give…I will remove…I will put…” God is saying to me that it is all about him, not about me. One of the great things about Lent is that it gives us forty days to remember: to remember how sinful we are, to remember had badly we are in need of a Savior, to remember how deep God’s love for us is that he sent his one and only son, and to remember how painful it was for Jesus to suffer and die for us on the cross. In all of this we are again remembering that it is all about him, not about us. I bring nothing when it comes to my salvation – God brings everything!
Especially as we are starting our Lenten journey, I thank God that he promises to give me a heart transplant: he will remove my heart of stone and give me in its place a heart of flesh. And that is exactly what I really need. And note who is doing the acting. Once again it is all about God, not about me!
Please feel free to share your thoughts as you are moved by the Holy Spirit.