Daily Devotional by Joyce Meyer (THE TOUCH OF GOD)
I will give them one heart [a new heart] and I will put a new spirit within them; and I will take the stony [unnaturally hardened] heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh [sensitive and responsive to the touch of their God].
God has made us sensitive to His touch and wants to lead us to do things that are good for us, like spending time with Him, but He doesn't want us to turn our devotional time into a law—like believing we have to pray for fifteen minutes, read the Word for twenty minutes, and confess the Word for ten minutes each day in order to please Him.
As soon as we view things as laws and rules, the joy is drained out of them and they are turned into works of the flesh. Let God lead you in your time spent with Him, and you will never get bored. The Holy Spirit is creative, and He will help you keep your time with God fresh and exciting.
Before we accepted Christ, we were too hard-hearted to be led by the Spirit, but God has given us new hearts, and we can follow His guidance.
Power Thought: I am obedient to the touch of God that is guiding and directing my life.