In our verse for today, we see God promise to replace hearts of stone with hearts of flesh. In other words, His desire is to transform a hard-hearted person into a softhearted, sensitive person.
When a person gives his life to God, the Lord puts a sense of right and wrong deep within his conscience through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit. What we once loved we sometimes quickly discard, while other times we gradually chip away at it.
But if we too often rebel against His conviction, we become hard-hearted towards God's will for our lives. If this happens, we need God to soften our hardened hearts so that we can grow spiritually and become sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leadership.
Being in His presence regularly helps soften our hearts and makes us more sensitive to His still small voice. Without a heart that is sensitive to God's touch, we will not recognize the times He is speaking to us. Remember, God speaks about matters gently, in a still, small voice, or with gentle conviction (see 1 Samuel 3:10).
A person with a hard heart is also a person who is in danger of hurting other people. He may not even be aware that he is doing so – a state that I believe truly grieves the heart of God. Let's be honest, those who are hard-hearted are too busy "doing their own thing" and will not be sensitive to God's will or His voice. God wants to soften our hearts with His Word, and a hardened heart will not hear His voice or receive the other blessings He longs to give.
What is God's word for us today?
Keep your heart soft and attentive to My voice...
Blessings on your Journey,