(PART 1) At this hour God is exposing religious pretension in the church. We have pursued images of perfection rather than relationships with God, and it is time to repent.
READ: Is. 58:1-14; Is. 59:1-21; Jer. 2:13-19; Matt. 7:21-23; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Rev. 2:1-5. HEART ISSUE: Does your life reflect an authentic relationship with God? PRAYER FOCUS: Father, I ask You to forgive Your people for worshiping a "form of godliness" and being so materialistic. Heal our minds and our hearts to reflect Yours. Amen. (PART 2) God does not change our hearts; He replaces them. He empowers us from the inside to become like Christ on the outside. We must receive God's love in order to love God. READ: Deut. 8:2-14; Deut. 10:12-13; Ezek. 36:24-28; Matt. 6:19-21; Matt. 22:34-40; 1 John 3:18-21. HEART ISSUE: Where have you been trying to change in your own power? How can you begin to trust God's power in you? PRAYER FOCUS: Father, give me the new heart You have promised. Move me to keep Your commands and love You with the love You first gave me. Amen. Read a companion article.
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