A heart that truly wants to change is a heart that is ready for the renewal that only God’s Spirit can bring. The Holy Spirit is the one true source of renewal. You can not do that by yourself neither can another human being do that. That’s why you can’t change a man, only God can. That group -man, includes you and I. We must desire and pray to God for the renewal like the Psalmist did.
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
Ezekiel 36:26-27And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.
Jeremiah 31:18 I have heard Israel saying, ‘You disciplined me severely, like a calf that needs training for the yoke. Turn me again to you and restore me, for you alone are the LORD my God.
Acts 3:19 Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.
Ephesians 4:22-24 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
Colossians 3:10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
God revives my soul.
He revives me by His Word.
He renews my strength.
He renews my hope.
God restores my joy and health.
God renews our spirits. (2Cor. 4:16)
God deserves my praise. I praise you Lord!