2016-02-29 - A Clean Heart
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10 NIV)
I have lots of reasons and excuses for needing a clean heart. My reasons and excuses are probably harmless compared to some, and I'm glad of that fact, but I still have stuff that gets in the way of serving the Lord completely and being the person God created me to be.
David asked God for a clean heart. I think it was 'cause he knew it wouldn't happen on its own, in his own strength, and that others' faith couldn't make David get on the right track. David went to the One, His Daddy. If anyone knew how to fix a corrupted heart, it's God.
Lord, The rewards of a relationship with You far outweigh what an Earthly world has to offer. Please Lord, I'm tired of being like everyone else. I want to make a change that really sticks, this time. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) unless otherwise noted.