A New Heart

Colossians 2:11-12 In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when your were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through your faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
The flesh is a powerful thing. We’re so accustomed to it. We can be unaware that we’ve yielded to it.
It raises it’s ugly head when we react to pain, anger or fear out of self protection. This leads to taking matters in our own hands through revenge and malice, manipulation and control.
It’s beyond our ability to reveal the flesh. It takes the highest means to diagnose it. To dissect it requires a skilled and expert hand. The most powerful force must be used to separate it from us.
Lord God, search my heart by the light of Your Holy Spirit. Find the places where my flesh is still beating. Show me the places where I cling to my own strength, my own understanding, my own protection. Help me to choose to let you deal with me. Then I will find true strength, the surest security and Your jealous safety. When my heart is rattled and tries to stand in self protection, help me to be still and trust You. Then all that was me, becomes the circumcision.
For we are the circumcision… Philippians 3:3
Circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit… Romans 2:29