I Give You MY Heart


(Ezekiel 36:26 NIV- 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.)

This evening as I was just soaking in The Presence of God, I had a vision that left me weeping with tears of joy and praising The Lord for Him allowing me to experience and encounter Him in such an intimate and profoundly beautiful way.

In this vision, I saw myself in a white flowing dress standing on what seemed to be a golden-paved pathway. The pathway was very long and on both sides of it there was this smoke arising that had a sweet-smelling aroma to it. I say smoke, but it was more like a vapor because there was a mist within it.

I knew that I was in The Presence of The Lord and I felt this gentle tug upon my heart and noticed that without me ever taking a step His love was drawing me closer to Him. I never actually moved to walk, but before I knew it I was standing right in front of Him.

I never saw The Lord Himself, but through this vapor-like cloud I saw His hand stretch out and begin to open as if He was going to place something within my hand. As I opened my hand He placed within it this beautiful, bright red, heart-shaped ruby.

I closed my hand and drew it to my heart as we naturally often do with the things that we cherish. As I placed my closed hand over my heart I felt the heart that He had placed in my hand begin beat. When I opened my hand, what I saw was that that little heart-shaped ruby had been transformed and it was now in a beautiful gold setting that was connected to a gold necklace that was somehow already around my neck. And within the gold setting, the heart was pulsating with Life.

When my hand let go of this little heart that now beating with The Life of our Lord, it fell to my chest and it was hanging perfectly positioned over my heart.

I closed my eyes to savor the moment— this precious, Life-giving, life-changing moment where I could physically feel The Father’s heartbeat drumming against my own. In doing that, I began to intently focus on the rhythm of His heart and the very second I did that, my heart began to beat in perfect tune with His.

Perhaps there was more that The Lord was going to show me tonight, but I was so undone by the river of His love that began to wash over me the very instance that our hearts started beat as one that tears of worship and adoration began to uncontrollably stream down my cheeks and there was this praise leaping within my soul that was longing to cry out to Him and couldn’t be contained any longer.

I’m sharing this with you guys because I want you to know and understand that when The Lord said that He would give us a new heart and a new Spirit, He truly and wholeheartedly meant those very words. I think we often have the understanding that it’s just a metaphor of the transformation that takes place on the inside us once we’ve accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, but I’m here to tell you that it’s so much more than that.

If we’re willing, God will not just give us a new heart, but His heart; a heart that doesn’t just beat because of Him in the sense that He’s our source of life or for Him in the sense that that’s how we offer ourselves to Him in worship, but a heart that beats with Him and with His heart.

In receiving His heart, you’ll effortlessly feel His everlasting love for you. As your heart begins to beat in perfect rhythm with His you’ll begin to hear Him whispering to your heart His beloved thoughts towards you and all of the incredible plans that He has for your life.

Abba, as You give us Your heart and pour out Your Holy Spirit within and upon us, give us the understanding and knowing to receive, embrace, and cherish it as not just mere words or as this metaphoric Christian ritual, but as Your very Life that You are so freely gifting to us that we may intimately know You and commune with You every single day of our lives. Lord, You and You alone are worthy. We love You and our hearts beat with affection, adoration, and gratitude toward You as The One True Living God and The Lover of our souls. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.” ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo

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92 thoughts on “I Give You MY Heart

  1. What an amazing experience that must have been, Tai.
    I found your smiling face at the #TGISaturdays linkup that I joined for the first time today. Glad it reminded me to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year. 🙂 Wishing you blessings in abundance!

    • Oh Marva, it truly was, but any time that I get to spend in HIS PRESENCE is precious to me. I truly appreciate you stopping by to wish me a Happy New Year! Thank you so much and likewise, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  2. Oh sweet Tai,
    What beautiful imagery. I can only begin to imagine what this experience was like; a true HEART encounter with the Lord. A regular pray of mine is the above scripture. Oh how I thank Him for giving me a heart of flesh that beats in time, in perfect concert with His. Girl it’s Mmm Mmm good! Thank you for giving me a sweet pause in my day to savor and bask in His love.

    • Oh Tyra, you are most welcome. Love! My heart truly delights in knowing that you got the chance to take a moment to revel in HIS PRESENCE. There is nothing more beautiful. I just love your heart and I’m grateful for your visit with me today. Thank you so much! May THE LORD bless you now and always, beautiful friend! 🙂

    • Amen, sweet Linda! You are exactly right, Love! HE is so worthy!

      Thank you so much for visiting with me this morning! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  3. What beautiful, glorious time you had with Jesus! Just think how it will be when we get to Heaven are in His presence forevermore! No wonder we will need celestial bodies…these bodies could not contain the glory! So thankful you had such an experience, and appreciate you sharing it here. Sending you much love, sweet friend! 🙂

    • You are more than welcome, Leslie! The deeper HE allows me to experience HIM the more I will share and I pray that it will abundantly bless your heart, Love. Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  4. What a wonderful God we have! Super cool vision! Yay! I’m glad I found you. I was really hoping to find a kindred spirit in the blogging world, and I think I have. 🙂 Blessings!!

    • Tasha, we are definitely kindred spirits and I am so very grateful for you— like far beyond words! I replied to your email, but I did it from my phone so I’m not sure if you received it in the right format or not. If you didn’t just let me know and I’ll send it again. GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  5. Tai, this is so beautiful…what an amazing experience of God’s Love. Recently, I was stopped in my tracks by a verse in Colossians 3 telling me “HE is your life.” I’d read it before, but it finally really started sinking in. And last night I read 2 Corinthians: 3 with fresh eyes as well and it too really hit me. He is SO much more amazing than we realize and our inheritance so much more glorious than we can comprehend. Thank you for sharing this, Tai.

    • Oh Anna, you are most welcome, Love! You are such an incredible being. I always love the insight that you share whenever you visit with me. Love your sweet heart and spirit! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

    • Oh Lux, it truly was! I just love being in HIS PRESENCE! Nothing compares!

      Thank you so much for visiting with me, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  6. Tai, I couldn’t believe it when I read this post because I’m working on a blog post using the same scripture! What a wonderful God our God is! So, because I enjoy your blog so much, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Go to my blog to see how to participate. Hope you have fun with it.
    Blessings on you dear sister!

    • Awww! Beckie, thank you so very much, Love! I’m so honored!

      And yes, our GOD is truly wonderful! I can’t wait to read your post! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  7. This was absolutely anointed. It blessed me to read of your experience with the Lord. Many don’t understand that our relationship with Him is a living breathing Spirit of god in Us. Our hearts vbeating as one.Beautiful post.Blessings, Debbie

    • Debbie, my heart delights in knowing that you were blessed here, Love! And thank you so much for your sweet comment! You bless me! Sending you love and hugs and praying infinite blessings over you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  8. Oh, I love this verse from Ezekiel. While I was reading Fervent by Priscilla Shirer, this was one of the verses I copied and added to my prayer wall.

    To have a new heart – one that is passionately in love with Jesus! What a great prayer and goal for 2016.

    Thank you for always pointed us back to Him, Tai!

    • Awww! Melanie, you are so very welcome, Love! Praying that THE LORD would reveal HIS heart to you every single day! GOD bless you! Love and hugs, beautiful friend! 🙂

  9. Ezekiel’s words about the new covenant are always a relief for me to read in the midst of all his spinning wheels and words of judgment! Thanks for reminding us of all that God wants to do for His beloved.

  10. Hi Tai., Happy New Year to you.
    This is a beautiful prayer. You could make it into cards for PINTEREST.
    Great joining you here today.

  11. Beautiful vision, Tai! The truth is… as you pointed out… that each believer also has the heartbeat of God beating within us. Shall we always strive to keep our whole live in time with His rhythm. Thanks for sharing

    • Amen, sweet Karen! And you are most welcome, Love! I’m praying that THE LORD would overwhelm you with HIS love for you today! Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

    • Jennifer, that HE is, Love! That HE is! And it’s always an honor to link-up with you! Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  12. Wow. That’s a powerful vision, Tai! I’d love to experience that; things like that stick with us for a very long time. I had a dream once when my daughter was little about God’s protection over her. It’s STILL vivid to me now, and my daughter is 26 years old. ha. God can give us powerful images! I praise him for these gifts.

    • Lisa, you are exactly right, Love! I keep a journal of everything that THE LORD shows me or speaks to me and sometimes as I read through it, I just weep with tears of joy. HE’S such a good FATHER!

      Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  13. What a beautiful and passionate post! Come, Spirit of God, I NEED YOU! Thank you, Tai! Stopping by as your neighbor at the #RaRaLinkUp!

    • You are most welcome, Elizabeth! I pray that THE LORD will be everything you need and so much more, Love! Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

    • Awww! Sheila, you are such a lovely being! Thank you so much, Dear One. You bless me more than you know. So happy to have you visit with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  14. new follower. I am so glad I found your blog, I am re-starting my journey again with the Lord and love reading from other women their experiences and in-sights. I look forward to reading more of your blog

    • Cari, that’s so awesome! I pray that THE LORD will bless you and protect you. That HE will smile on you and be gracious to you and show you HIS favor and give you HIS peace. May GOD bless you now and always, beautiful friend! 🙂

    • Mary, nothing compares to HIS PRESENCE! I pray that you will experience and encounter THE LORD in divine ways and that HIS grace and glory would rest upon you, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  15. TAi..Oh my gosh this is profoundly beautiful!! Your experience reminds me so much of St. Theresa, the ecstasy God’s love embodying her heart that poured out of her through the centuries that still blesses others! You do the same Tai! God has surely blessed you with this pure love, and your words fill my heart with the glory!!!! So utterly beautiful! Visiting today from #IntentionalTuesday!

    • Jessica, thank you so very much for your sweet comment! It’s always an honor to share with you guys! And thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  16. amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me – and gave me a new heart beating as His. thank you, tai for sharing your love and affection and adoration of our Lord and Savior. next to you somewhere I forget! sue

  17. Oh, my dear friend. This is so beautiful! A word picture that blessed my heart. His love overwhelms me. Thank you for this visual I will carry through my day! God bless you!

    • Deb, you are most welcome, Love! My heart truly delights in knowing that you were blessed by it. Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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