Your Stony Heart

©Deborah Bolack 1999
Pianist Bethany Isaac
Soloist Emerald Stanley
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Is there a corner of your heart that’s kept hidden from your view?
In the emptiness and the dark, is there a longing for what is true?
Perhaps in distant memory God’s love once touched your heart,
Before the pain of living turned it so cold and hard.
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There is a door to freedom, and Jesus holds the key.
From bonds that can’t be seen, he longs to set you free.
No one can break those shackles, but God and God alone.
He is the God of miracles, and he is still on the throne!

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Do you hear Jesus? He’s calling; oh, don’t try to hush his voice!
He is loving you and he’s waiting
for you to see he’s your only choice.
No matter what you’ve done; no matter where you’ve been,
God can change your stony heart if you’ll just let him in.
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There is a door to freedom, and Jesus holds the key.
From bonds that can’t be seen, he longs to set you free.

No one can break those shackles, but God and God alone.
He is the God of miracles, and he is still on the throne!
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Since my parents didn’t get saved until I was an adult, I didn’t attend church as a child, but it doesn’t matter where we live, or what our family circumstances are, there is no place that God’s love and forgiveness can’t find us. Even though I don’t remember hearing the gospel as a child, and God’s voice was but a whisper, I know that early on he was sending people across my path, and using situations to try to reach me. From a part in a country school concert to a pastor at a vacation Bible school, God was already at work in my life.
But my heart had grown cold and hard since those childhood days when I first heard of the love of Jesus, and I gave little thought to the things of God. But he hadn’t forgotten me. He was still there, waiting patiently for me to turn to him.
Later, when I finally began to hear his voice, he brought those times back to my remembrance. How thankful I am that my Lord never gave up on me. Through all the years of turmoil and confusion, his voice eventually broke through and became clear enough that it finally brought me to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

1 comment:

  1. He is the God of miracles, and he is still on the throne!

    That's a line that will bring a shout and a smile from someone who loves the Lord! :)

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