From the Pastor

“A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances.” – Ezekiel 36:26-27

A New spirit that gives a new heart and a new life to all who open their faith and life to God. So often our spirit fails us. We get tired. We get weary. We run out of energy and feel low and down and unsure of ourselves and everything and everyone else. Physically this can happen every day. We feel tired and low in energy. So, what do we do? We make coffee and drink it. We go to the local Dunkin’ Donuts and get a coffee drink and consume it. We drink energy drinks and this gives a new wave of energy in our lives. We are infused with new life and feel like we are ready to face the world and the tasks of the day. But the draw back is, we run out of that energy in the afternoon and have to re-energize.

But what happens in our spiritual life? So often we feel low in spirit and do not know what do. But when we turn to Spirit God infuses our hearts, and we are ready to face what lies ahead. In Acts this is what happened in the Upper Room with the 12 disciples of Jesus. They were suddenly infused with the Spirit, set on fire in heart and soul, and they began to tell everyone, in their own language, the mighty deeds of God. But this energy wave did not leave or ebb in anyway. These 12 men went out in the world to have a new heart and a new spirit lead them.

Ezekiel says God will remove the heart of stone, the heart hardened to love and grace and hope and peace and will give us a new heart in a new spirit. All we have to do is trust in God. All we have to do is let God in Jesus place his spirit in our hearts and we are revved up to do the work we are called to do. And even if we run down a little, we can turn to God and know that energizing life in God by the Spirit in our hearts when we seek God and live for him.

Do you trust in God? Do you let the Spirit infuse your heart? Let God give you a heart of flesh> one that beats and knows the power of his love and grace and find that energy that will move you to follow Jesus and bring the mighty deeds of God to our world.

Peace and Blessings,

Pastor Jim