Then Samuel said
to all the house of Israel,
"If you are returning to the LORD
with all your heart,
then put away the foreign gods
and the Ashtaroth from among you,
and direct your heart to the LORD
and serve Him only,
and He will deliver you
out of the hand of the Philistines.
1 Samuel 7. 3
(Following the LORD
sets me on another path,
a new story,
a different outcome, even right where I am.
If things are going to be different,
something has to change.
And that would be my heart in this.)