No matter how presentable and well you look or how your life seems to others (and yourself), if you’re harboring bitterness, insecurity, and deceit, you’re a prisoner locked up by your own evil. The heart is desperately wicked so give it to One who can bring it to life. Trust the Lord Jesus, let go of your choice of prison and let God guide you with your heart.
“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26 NASB)
Okay so I know Narnia is just filled with symbols and metaphors and “allegories” for Christianity, but I just realized one I hadn’t thought of before and I’m ecstatic.
Ezekiel 36:26: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
I was just thinking of this verse, when I realized the fulfillment of it by Aslan within Narnia… The White Witch turns the Narnians into stone, but Aslan’s breath (and only his breath, as far as we’ve seen) can heal them and make them flesh again. JUST LIKE ASLAN TURNS THE CREATURES OF STONE BACK INTO LIVING BEINGS, JESUS INTENDS TO TAKE OUR HARDENED HEARTS AND MAKE THEM FLESH AGAIN. I JUST THINK THATS SO COOL.
“A new heart also 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.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. - Ezekiel 36:26-27