the heart of oneheart
“I desire to do your will, my god; your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8
From the beginning, God’s desire has always been to be close to us and for us to be close to Him. To be of one heart and one mind.
However, the human heart is inclined to turn away from God and Genesis 6:5-6 shares that “every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time,” and due to this, “His (God’s) heart was deeply troubled.”
But because of His deep love for us and His desire for us to be close to Him, He has made a way for us to receive a new heart, if we so desire, a heart that is one with His.
We find the prophetic promise of a new heart and spirit in the book of Ezekiel:
“I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them.
I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.”
This promise that is foreshadowed in Ezekiel is for anyone who chooses to surrender their will and life to Christ and receive a new heart, His heart. This is the same heart that the Father and Son share, “that they may be one as we are one–I in them and you in me”(John 17:22-23). When a person receives this new heart, their desires, appetites, thoughts, and will are transformed into God’s likeness. This is a process, and one must be diligent to actively participate in this process and grow closer to God through prayer, Bible study, and time spent in Christian community.
This new heart also produces a change in how we relate to others. Will Wyatt shares, “Would any of us take a knife and stab our own heart?...Yet we often do just that to our brothers and sisters in Christ when we say mean, destructive, or sarcastic things.” Additionally, God is merciful, compassionate, and longs for those who have not surrendered their life to Him. Therefore, a renewed heart will share in this longing.
Our desire through OneHeart Holistic Center is to help guide others into a deeper understanding of God’s word, His heart, and His love. Our prayer is that this biblical guidance, in addition to local church involvement, and personal devotion will result in an intimate and obedient relationship with God.