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A few months ago a good friend and I created  Brand New Heart Ministries.  It’s a forum to look at what it means to discover God’s heart. We’re really not sure where it will go or what it will turn into, but we both felt that we should just do it, so we did.  We’re running a 30-day Open Heart Challenge on Facebook.  The challenge is a reflective one.  Each day group members are reflecting on their feelings and emotions, talking to God, listening, and posting the result or no result.  Interested in finding out more? Want to join?  Have a look at the group page (just click on the second link above). If you’d like to join us we’d love to have you on board.  Just click on the ‘Ask to join’ button on the group page.

Through participating in the group I’ve felt challenged to commit my life to God, again.  I’ve been walking with God for 27 years now, but it’s always good to recommit sometimes.  I wrote this poem below and then prayed it.  If you feel challenged to recommit your life to God maybe you might like to pray it too.  If you’re not walking with God and want to here’s what to do. Read this poem and believe it – it’s really that simple. Then find someone close by who knows God and ask them to help you in your new-found faith.

At the end of the day we’re all the same, we’re all sinners and hypocrites.  The odds are stacked in the favour of God existing.  So live a little, take a gamble, choose life. You stand to gain everything and lose nothing.

Open my Heart

I know that I have sinned
Against you the only way,
And that my sin separates me
Far from you today.

I am so truly sorry
From my sin I turn away,
I ask for your forgiveness
I want to follow you today.

I believe in Jesus Christ
He died for all my sin,
He was raised from the dead
So that I could be alive in Him.

I invite you Jesus
To enter in my heart today,
To rule as Lord of my life
This, right now I pray.

Please send to me your Spirit
To help me when I stray,
Remind me to pray to You
And listen to all you say.

I promise to grow in grace
And knowledge of your way,
My greatest purpose in my life
Is to follow your example today.


Belief in God is a wise wager. What harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. ~ Blaise Pascal

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