Of all the stories in the Bible, from the parting of the Red Sea to the raising of Lazaras from the dead, the conversion of Paul may be the most miraculous. With Paul, God changed a human heart. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God promised He would take away the heart of stone from the hardened Israelites and replace it with a heart of flesh, a heart malleable, tender and God-fearing. With all that's happening in the world today, the hate and violence----People seem so hard-hearted. But we serve a God who can change a heart. We can't legislate morality or love, But God can turn hearts of stone into loving hearts of flesh, and like Ananias to Paul, we can be ready to help them when He does! Lord, work in the hearts of people. Turn our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. And, Lord, if there is any hard-heartedness in my heart, replace it with a heart of flesh and show us how to help others walk in your light. AMEN!
"For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day" (John 6:40) In the same passage of scripture, verses 49-51 states "Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh". There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin within my DNA. I do not need to die and neither do you. But we do need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the