A lot of us have some emissions coming out of our lives that aren't too pleasant. Too often there is anger spewing out, self-pity because we feel like a victim, or even negative, critical attitudes.
We say or do something we later regret. We're hooked on what we wish we could stop, and we leave a trail behind us of people who have choked on the smoke we put out. It's not that we haven't tried to fix it. From New Year's resolutions to religion to self-improvement, we've tried to stop polluting our own lives and the lives of those around us but there is a problem inside.
Jeremiah 17:9 of God's Word says, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" In other words, the engine is shot and has to be replaced. God gives us a tremendous offer in Ezekiel 36:26, "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you a heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit in you."
God says our heart is too darkened and hardened by sin to ever quit putting out pollution. We can certainly never get into His totally unpolluted heaven with a polluted heart. Our only hope for this life, and for eternal life, is a new heart.
Only the Divine Surgeon can perform the heart surgery that we need! He stands ready to take your heart that has been hardened by all the hurt, anger, and the sin and replace it with a heart that is clean, sensitive, and new! He'll put His Holy Spirit in you to make you the person you've wanted to be but never could be.
This operation is expensive and the bill has to be paid just as the cost of new engines on vehicles has to be paid. That's what Jesus was doing for you when He was agonizing on the cross - paying the bill for your sin that you could never pay so that you could be forgiven.
Are you ready for a new heart? It's time to open your heart to Jesus Christ. All our lives we try to stop the ugly stuff that comes out of us. It still keeps coming until we get a new engine - a new heart. Jesus is waiting for you to tell Him that you want it.