To all our Prayer Warriors,
Proverbs 4: 23 tells us "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Though the prevailing philosophy is that everyone has an innate goodness in his/her heart, Jesus told us in Luke 6: 45 that "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." And in Jeremiah 17: 9-10 the Lord declares "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve." From Scripture it seems that the human heart can be "good" but so can it be evil.
We are given the responsibility for the condition of our hearts, but only God can CHANGE our hearts to be acceptable in His sight. In Ezekiel 36: 26 God says "I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules." As we walk in fellowship with Him each day obeying His Word, our hearts begin to change.
The Staff and Board of Love INC