1.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Change of Heart

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’ve had a lifelong aversion to onions that was so extreme, if I ordered a salad I could tell if the prep knife had been used on an onion.

If I could taste even the faintest flavor of onion, I’d push the whole salad or meal away.

Then one day, inexplicably, I ordered a pizza and didn’t ask them to remove the onions.

They say your taste buds change, and I guess that’s what happened.

It’s a silly example of how possible it is for even the most stubborn person can change and with God, even the hardest of hearts can have a change of heart.

We see this in the conversation Jesus had with the woman at the well…

A woman whose morals were so bankrupt that she went to the well in the heat of the day in order to avoid the other women of the community (John 4:1-45).

Jesus offered her Living Water that would quench her for the rest of eternity.

And in John 6:22-59, in Jesus’ first “I Am” statement, He said, “I Am the Bread of Life” and promised that anyone who believes in Him will never hunger or thirst.

We are all born with a spiritual hunger and thirst.

Many go around spiritually starved and spiritually dehydrated, while others try to quench their hunger and thirst with things that only offer a temporary solution.

True satisfaction though only comes when we fill the God-sized hole in our heart with God.

When we see those who refuse the Bread of Life and the Living Waters of Jesus—we cannot give up on them.

Our constant prayers on their behalf, even when we don’t see results, matter.

Just as a crazy-stubborn girl like me can suddenly eat onions, so can a person who spends a lifetime dismissing the love of God have a change of heart and turn to Him.

We never know how God is working in a person’s heart but we know that it’s His will that all come to acknowledge their need for Jesus (2 Peter 3:9).

Today, as you pray, thank God that hearts can be changed.

Thank Jesus for being both the Bread of Life and the Living Water that we need for eternal survival.

Pray for those who haven’t accepted Christ yet, that they will have a change of heart and will yearn for Him in a way that changes them from the inside out.

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