Monday, September 29, 2008

Praying for the "Want To"

God's free and sovereign heart-changing work is our only hope. Therefore we must pray for a new heart. We must pray for the "want to [do what's right]" - "Incline my heart unto your testimonies" (Psalm 119: 36)... He has promised to do it: "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes." (Ezekiel 36: 27)
"Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help [us want to do what we ought to do] in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)

- John Piper, The Godward Life

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