THE MARK OF GOD

Journal Entry by Cristian Tobar

S – Scripture: Romans‬ ‭2:29‬  (NLT)
S - “No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by the Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.”   http://bible.com/116/rom.2.29.nlt

O – Observation
In this passage, Paul is addressing the condition of the heart and making comparison with circumcision. Paul mentions that just because a Jew was circumcised or born of Jewish heritage, didn't mean that was enough. There was meant to be an obedience to God's law and furthermore having a heart that was right with God. We all need to allow a procedure of the heart produced by the spirit. Which comes as we obey the voice of the spirit and by shedding off the unwanted sinful nature. 

A – Application  
This verse teaches me that I need to listen to the Spirit of God and allow Him to work in my life. As I do, He will reveal areas of my life that I need to let go of. God's spirit working in me keeps me looking to Him for acceptance and approval, not from people.

P – Prayer
Father God I present my heart to you that you would mark me as I shed off the sinful nature and draw closer to the image you created me to be.