For March 2017
A New Heart
and a new Spirit….
Are you seeking a better, happier way of life? Are you ready to make a change, ready to release all old thoughts and concepts, old habits and conditions and start a new life? If so, you are ready to receive new ideas, to make new approaches to old problems, to act on the inspiration you receive from God, and to go forward in joy and faith.
As soon as you express a desire, even if only in feeling or thought, to make a new beginning, you immediately experience a new sense of freedom in mind and heart. You see more clearly that your life is unified with the life and purpose of God.
You are no longer bound to the old thoughts and ways that have limited you in the past; but you are growing in the consciousness of the glorious freedom that is yours in God. The Christ Presence within you gives substance to your desire for a new start by filling your mind with new ideas, increased enthusiasm and divine inspiration. You are now realising the fulfilment of God’s promise to Israel through the prophet Ezekiel:
“A new heart I will give you and a new spirit I will put within you…..
I will put my spirit within you….and you shall be my people and I will be your God”
How glorious it is to discover that it is never too late to change old thoughts, old concepts, old habits! At any time we choose, we may begin a new life simply by releasing detrimental thoughts, attitudes and actions and turning to God within. All the experiences we have had in the past can be a blessing to us if we see them as part of our spiritual growth and resolve to make them stepping-stones to a full understanding of God and God’s eternal goodness.
By lifting your vision from unwanted conditions to the eternal, ever-present perfection of God, you prepare yourself for a new life according to the promise, “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you”.
Prayer has power to transform every condition towards which it is directed. In prayer, you release yourself and your life to God, the one Presence and one Power that governs the universe and all it contains. Daily prayer strengthens your faith and makes you aware of your oneness with God and God’s goodness and love.
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful…
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”
(1 Cor. 13:4-5, 7).
Your freedom from old thoughts and old conditions comes as you love, as you pray, as you receive and act upon God’s eternal Truth. Your desire for a new heart and a new life is assured of fulfilment, because God is even now inspiring, directing and blessing you. #494
With Newness of Spirit, I joyfully express Divine Love and Faith.
This Silent Unity Affirmation & Reflection is one of many we send out to help people with their prayer work when they approach us for prayer. If you want to contact Silent Unity for prayer support, click the box at the top of this page – or phone the prayerline on 01628-628916.