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Change My Heart Oh God

God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.

Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
-Matthew 5:8 & Psalm 51:10 (NLT)

"Change my heart oh God."   

I want God to do things for me, but God wants me to ask him to change my heart.  God already is good - a good father, a good provider, and a good shepherd; for example.  I am not trying to pray to get God to be any of these good things.  But, God wants me to pray for him to make me receptive.  

"Change my heart of God."

Perhaps the key is with us and we easily forget.  I ask God for a plethora of things, but I need to ask him to do something inside me.  I want the outside stuff, but need to remember about transformation. 

"Change my heart oh God".

John the Baptist offered this insight: that the fruit in our lives comes from changed hearts (Matt. & Luke 3:8).  John put his finger on how some people who say they are believers, do not have changed lives.

"Change my heart oh God".

Jesus gave us a word on what a changed heart or purified heart does.  It sees God.  I believe that a pure heart will see God in life.  If I see God better, I can have His heart and follow Him.  He wants me to come with Him and He takes care of His own.  That sounds pretty good.

The changed heart is a repentant heart.  Do I want salvation?  Yes.  The book says, "in repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength" (Isa. 30:15).  Repentance means changing or returning.  That ought to be my life-style.  We actually get saved by returning to God, like refocusing and re-calibrating.  "Come let us  return to the Lord", says Hosea (6:1).

"Change my heart oh God."  

It is so easy to see the need for change as, 'out there', and not in me.  God asks me to pray for myself to be changed, because God wants a partnership with me.  He gives me permission, but he also asks for permission.

"Change my heart oh God".

Take a look at Jesus, standing at the door of the church of Laodicea, knocking (Rev. 3:20).  Why doesn't he just open the door and walk in?  He is asking for permission to enter.  Isn't this strange, because isn't the church his?  He wants cooperation and partnership; as in great co-mission.

When I answer the door and let him in, do you know what Jesus wants to do with me?  He wants to have a meal with me.  Jesus wants to meet and eat.  What could be better than spending time with Jesus?  

Change my heart oh God,
Make is ever true,
Change my heart oh God,
May I be like you.
You are the potter,
I am the clay.
Mold me and make me,
This is what I pray
-Eddie Espinosa, "Change My Hear Oh God"


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  1. Thanks for this encouragement. Oh God please change my heart.

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