Day 162, Morning

Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


“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 ways.”

—Ezekiel 36 (OT)


For many, the change that we long to see in our lives is not simply a change in behavior, but a change in desire altogether. Sacrificially denying ourselves and doing the right thing is always a good starting point. But after a season of doing, we might still feel that this is not enough. We hope that one day we will not only do the right thing, but want the right thing more than we want the wrong thing. This is where the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives becomes vital. For The Spirit deals not with behavior, but with the motives behind the behavior. The Spirit’s work is done in the heart. (RP)


As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness focussing on the Spirit of God in you.


Giver of every good gift, you never send your people off empty-handed but always outfit them with good things—your guiding presence. Thank you for pouring out your Holy Spirit and all Its gifts for the journeys you send us on. Make us freely generous with all your gifts to bless the world, the very reason for which you sent us. Amen. (HC)


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BC The Belgic Confession

CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation

CD The Canons of Dort

CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers

HC The Heidelberg Catechism

NT The New Testament

OT The Old Testament

RP - Ryan Phipps

WC The Westminster Confession

WLB Words To Live By

WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism