A New Heart:
Changing the World through my Changed Heart
August 24, 2000
Indeed, your vision and desire is robust.
Over the past several years, my Zion desire has grown, but changed in
nature. It was like yours very earnest, and even zealous and resulted in
several overt endeavors, all of which disintegrated or faded away into
However, over the past couple of years, a different phenomenon has not only
taken root, but continues to deepen and grow and is bearing fruit. It, I
am coming to see, is a pure Zion, one built without hands stemming from a
welded connection to Christ's powerful ability, through his atoning grace and
redeeming, inner renewal. I speak not of this from an outward
application, but from an inner experiential materialization.
I bear fervent witness of Pres Benson's statement that, "Man works
from the outside in. God works from the inside out."
It is as real as the tree swaying in the breeze outside my window.
I am in awe as I see God building His Zion, without hands, from the inside
out, in individual's inner sanctum, as they are filled to overflowing, unto
the consuming of their fleshy ways, with His sweet love. They are then
given over to love in a new way, as only He does. It is sweet above all
that is sweet and white above all that is white. Oh It Is Wonderful!!!
It is not manipulated, nor manufactured. It happens to you.
It is not anything you do yourself. It's power regenerates and
empowers one to be godly, not by a determination to be better, but from a
natural outflow of what God is implanting within.
It is marvelous indeed to behold, and even more miraculous to be a
recipient (said with certainly no boastful proclamation, but rather with awe
For certain, it is so satisfying to commune with others, but it is all lip
service and speculation, unless it is among others who drink from the same
humble, 'ragged-cloaked' trough.
It is not to be feigned, nor can be.
It is a reality, or it is not.
It is as simple as that.
One has either been granted through a broken-heart, a humble station by His
side receiving a never-ending supply of his abundant light and life and love
or he is still administrating his own way, failing to look because of unbelief
of the simpleness of the way, or the false belief that he must 'earn his own
Or has not taken the next step to live his every minute by 'Thy will be
done', and continues to pit his own will against God's.
Zion is not built by men, by laying the footings and building buildings of
grandeur and landscapes of stunning beauty.
It is built by God in the HEARTS of MEN, coming one at a time, as calves to
the stall, undergoing circumcision of heart by the intricate knife of the Head
Surgeon. Indeed Zion is being built, imperceptible to the human eye,
known only to those who are quietly, meekly, partaking of God's mighty
May His name be praised forever more, as he is busy about God's work.
May you continue to be so blessed in your pursuits,
from "one who praises God for his generous mercy"