I can hear some unsaved sinners saying, “If I became a Christian I would have to attend meetings I don’t care for . . . sing clunky, uncool music, hear boring sermons and hang with lame believers. Why force myself to do that?”
The apostle Paul agrees with you. “For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Cor 1.18 NAS).
Good News awaits! God realizes this dilemma very well. He offers a fix! He offers each repenting sinner a supernatural, totally. new heart, a new nature! Think of a heart transplant with a 1000 HP new engine block! It gives us new desires, new appetites!
“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezek 36.26).
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” (2 Cor 5.17 NAS).
Is that wild or what? I did not have interest in reading the Bible until after I got my supernatural, hew heart the day I became a Christian. Of course, the natural man loves things of the world. Only the spiritual man with the new heart loves spiritual things.
Jesus told a dead, religious man, “That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of spirit is spirit.” (Jn 3.6 NAS).
The new heart has new desires, new peace, joy and an abundant life.