This Month's Promise

“Today if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts...”

- (Psalm 95:7,8)

Read: Mark 5:1-15


"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.” (II Corinthians 5:17)

Chuck Colson, a minister of God writes of a man who was a drug addict as follows: "Once I was invited by the Governor of Missouri for dinner. It was a grand and a glorious evening. But the man who stole the show stood up before the Governor and me to tell his own experience. He said that he had been a main-line heroin addict. He had spent most of his life sticking needles into his arm. He said that one day as he was sitting in prison, a copy of the book "Born again" written by me was dropped inside his cell. In that book I had explained the story of my own conversion to Jesus Christ. The man picked up the book. It was dog-eared and tattered but he started to read through it. He read what had happened to me and heard the gospel for the first time in his life. He got down on his bunk in his cell, surrendered his life to Jesus and accepted Him as his Savior. Then he narrated one of the most marvelous stories I had ever heard- of how he woke up the next morning and instead of being hooked on drugs he felt free. The desire for drugs was gone. That happened five years earlier and after that God began to work in his life and he was totally transformed. On that wonderful evening that man was standing on the platform along with his wife testifying, "Since my release from prison I have started working with other people who have been in prison and on drugs and telling them how Jesus set me free."

Dear friends, no human being can change or mend the heart. Only God can do it. The only way the heart is transformed is when the righteousness of God comes into our lives. When we invite Christ into our hearts, He works at it and removes all hatred, bitterness, anger and every sin that dominates us. Do you want a change of heart? Look at Jesus. He stands at the door and knocks. Open the door now and accept Him as the Lord of your life.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, I am addicted to "drugs" like anger, unforgiveness, lust and pride... I am unable to come out of these. Lord Jesus, come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. Cleanse me from all sin and make me a brand new creation. Amen.