Day 26 – Change
My word today is: Change
My husband says this often, “True prosperity is not the change in your pocket, but the change in your heart.”
What is a change of heart? I looked it up and it says, a move to a different attitude or opinion.
The most valuable thing I have is a changed heart. I got saved in 1979 and the change was very noticeable to others. I recognized that I didn’t have a desire to do the things I used to do. God changed my desires.
There’s a song that comes to mind that I can remember singing for years. It never gets old.
Change my heart, O God!
Make it ever true.
Change my heart, O God!
May I be like you.
You are the potter,
I am the clay.
Mold me and make me,
This is what I pray.
I came across the the story behind the song as the writer, Eddie Espinosa told it:
“The year was 1982. I had been a Christian since 1969, but I saw a lot of things in my life that needed to be discarded. I had slowly become very complacent. I acknowledged my complacency, and I prayed to the Lord, ‘The only way that I can follow you is for you to change my appetite, the things that draw me away. You must change my heart!’”
Eddie continued, “Shortly thereafter I was in my car on the way to my work, feeling a desire to draw near to God and with the wrestling still going on in my heart. Suddenly, a melody and some words began to flood through my mind. As I stopped at a stop sign I reached for something to write on. The first thing I found was a small piece of yellow paper, which, by the way, I still have, and began to write as rapidly as I could. It was like taking dictation. I wrote the words on the paper, and kept the melody in my mind.”
“Our church home was the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Anaheim, California, and someone told the pastor that I had written a song that would be good for the congregation to sing. The pastor asked me to play it for him and afterward asked if I would share it with the congregation. From that point on, I began to get reports that my song was being taught in San Diego, Los Angeles and in many other places.”
Eddie has had many great experiences with “Change My Heart, O God,” one of which was to lead thousands of men as they sang it at a Promise Keepers meeting in Texas Stadium in Dallas.
The essence of Eddie’s song is a prayer asking God to change us, making our hearts “true,” and changing us into his own image.
Is this the cry of your heart? Change my heart O God.
Then sing it today and make it your prayer.
Living in HIS Joy!