“I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you: I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you will keep my judgements and do them.” Ezekiel 36:26-27
Everybody likes new things, including God. He’s called the Ancient of Days but he says “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19). God begins his story with creating a new world, and he ends it with his plans to make a new heaven and earth.
Our Heavenly Father wants to do new things in the lives of his children. He wants to teach us new truths about himself and provide new opportunities for ministering and helping others. He desires to take us to higher levels of worship and deeper levels of trust.
In today’s passage, Ezekiel says the people of Israel will return to the Lord. He tells them that God…