Bart walks

Blind Bart sat by side of the busy road out of Jericho as usual, but when he heard the crowd and Jesus coming closer, he knew this was going to be a life changing day for him. He’d heard that lame people and even the blind had gone to Jesus and were healed. (Mat 21:14)
Bart wasn’t lame but he may as well have been; it had been years since he had walked anywhere. When you can’t see, you don’t walk very far. He cried out for mercy over the noise of the merely curious and when Jesus heard the honest cry, he stopped, called Bartimaeus to Him and healed him. When blind Bartimaeus eyes were healed he immediately got up and walked after Jesus on the road.
When God raises followers, He touches the blind eyes of our hearts. God doesn’t start or finish with rules. God doesn’t try to change the way we act or walk, he heals the eyes of our heart.
When Israel came out of Egypt, they had a change of religion but they never had change of heart until God the Father said I’m going to show you my heart. Finally when some Jews saw the heart of the Father in the cross of Christ, their hearts were changed and their lifestyle changed.
Friend, that is how our hearts are changed; by seeing the heart of God, in Christ. The way God changes the way we walk and live, is to see more of Jesus and listen, I hear him coming closer to you right now.