Hello and Happy Tuesday! It’s a beautiful day here—sunny, breezy and in the 70’s. Perfection. I was able to do my devotions and journaling outside on the deck today, which was a great start to the day:) Anyways, I’m still in the book of Ezekiel, and it is still just as interesting. One passage in particular stuck out to me…
“I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 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.”
This is God’s word given to the Israelites, giving them hope of restoration even after all the things they did to desecrate God. He was willing to forgive them and give them a fresh start, despite everything that they had done. No matter how badly we’ve messed up, God is willing to give us a fresh start—just like he did for Israel. He will put a new heart and a new spirit in us; we just have to accept the gift he is giving us. He is willing to cleanse and purify us regardless of what we’ve done—all we have to do is ask, trust and receive. Think you’ve done something that is beyond forgiveness? You haven’t. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, God is willing to forgive and let you start fresh—clean slate. Why continue to live in your guilt and shame when God is offering you a way out? A fresh start is yours through the grace of God—all you have to do is take it.
Lord, I pray that you would purify me and cleanse my heart and spirit. Get rid of anything that is not like you, and in its place leave your peace and love. Thank you for your grace and mercy—even though I don’t deserve it. I love you. Amen.
Hope you all are having a great week so far! God Bless:)