Ezekiel 36:26-27, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.
I had something happen yesterday, I got a phone call and I knew because of what time it was in the evening it wasn’t going to be a good call. It turns out the phone call was exactly what I thought it was going to be. And I was pissed. This time however I only stayed mad for maybe 5 minutes. There’s something that I’ve been learning over the last 4 months studying dr. Richards. And that is to put off and put on to send it away. It’s interesting the very thing that I wrote about yesterday is the very thing that I had to deal with last night. The word forgive means to send away and I chose immediately do not be offended and to send it away.
Jeremiah 17:9 the heart is deceitful and desperately sick who can understand it.
Carrying the offense walking in un- forgiveness does damage directly to the heart. I did enough cocaine back in the 80s to damage my heart. I don’t need to add to it. The drug abuse was a choice and carrying an offense or walking in unforgiveness is also a choice that is far more damaging than cocaine
When you look at the word deceitful in the Strong’s Concordance. an examination of a few of the words used in this passage not only gives us an entirely different understanding of the passage, but a keen insight into how our heart gets so dysfunctional. In Hebrew, the word “deceitful” can mean “showing footprints,”9 and the words “desperately wicked” would be better translated as “woefully, or incurably sick.”10 Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament, it is translated “incurable.” So what is this saying? The heart covered with footprints is a reference to it being covered with wounds that have made it incurably sick. Whether the pain inflicted by others or the consequences of our own sinful action, cover our heart with wounds, i.e. footprints. The idea of footprints could even fit into the category of cellular memories that are imprinted onto the cells of the heart. We must remember, in Jesus the heart is healed. In the Old Covenant they did not have that resource! Dr. Richards
For myself I’m not interested in adding any more Footprints to my heart I’m more interested in removing them and one by one they are disappearing which also means the anger is going away. I would also add because of the disappearance of The Unwanted sexual behavior that has been prevalent in my life those are also footprints that have been removed