Monday, February 25, 2013


A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.  (Ezekiel 36:26)

Heart failure (HF) is a clinical syndrome that occurs in patients who, because of an inherited or acquired abnormality of cardiac structure and/or function, develop a constellation of clinical symptoms (dyspnea and fatigue) and signs (edema and rales) that lead to frequent hospitalizations, a poor quality of life, and a shortened life expectancy.(Loscalzo, 178)

Has your heart failed because of disappointment, discouragement, or discontentment ? No one loves us better or more truly than God. Only He can fully satiate the cravings of the human heart. He begins by asking our permission to let Him perform spiritual surgery; a heart transplant to increase our capacity for giving love and not merely waiting to receive it; for therein lies the true source of happiness.

    Conversion is a change of heart, a turning from unrighteousness to righteousness. Relying upon the merits of Christ, exercising true faith in Him, the repentant sinner receives pardon for sin. As he ceases to do evil and learns to do well, he grows in grace and in the knowledge of God. He sees that in order to follow Jesus he must separate from the world, and after counting the cost, he looks upon all as loss if he may but win Christ. He enlists in His army and bravely and cheerfully engages in the warfare, fighting against natural inclinations and selfish desires and bringing the will into subjection to the will of Christ. Daily he seeks the Lord for grace, and he is strengthened and helped. Self once reigned in his heart, and worldly pleasure was his delight. Now self is dethroned, and God reigns supreme. His life reveals the fruit of righteousness. The sins he once loved he now hates. Firmly and resolutely he follows in the path of holiness. This is genuine conversion. 

     Let us not forget that in his conversion and sanctification man must cooperate with God. "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," the Word declares. "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." Man cannot transform himself by the exercise of his will. He possesses no power by which this change may be affected. The renewing energy must come from God. The change can be made only by the Holy Spirit. He who would be saved, high or low, rich or poor, must submit to the working of this power. Would you like a new heart and a new start ? Christian or unbeliever you can have it now.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, In Jesus, name, amen. 

1. Isaiah the Prophet, Holy Bible, Isaiah 1:27, England, King James, 1611
2. Loscalzo, Douglas L., Harrison's Cardiovascular Medicine, New York, McGraw Hill, 2010
3. Paul the Apostle, Holy Bible, Philippians 2:12,13, England, King James, 1611 
4. Paul the Apostle, Holy Bible, Romans 6:18, England, King James, 1611 
5. Paul the Apostle, Holy Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:34, England, King James, 1611
6. Paul the Apostle, Holy Bible, Ephesians 4:24, England, King James, 1611
7. Paul the Apostle, Holy Bible, 1 John 3:7,10, England, King James, 1611

© 2013 Tyrone Keels