I have to post about my Bible study today because the lesson goes right along with my post on Accountability last week.
Create in me a clean heart oh God and renew a right spirit in me. Psalm 51:10
This scripture tells me that we do not have a clean heart to begin with. It also tells me that when we ask God to create in us a clean heart we are being very vulnerable! We are recognizing the fact that there is uncleanliness Within us. We are recognizing that there needs to be change. We are opening ourselves up to be cleaned out and changed and that can be very painful for our flesh!
I hate admitting my faults to God as if he doesn’t already know every square inch of me inside and out including every stinkin’ thought that runs through this brain of mine and every single word that comes out of my mouth! I desire to be perfect… For Him! But I fall short! Every single day I fall short of his glory, His grace, and His forgiveness! Thankfully, His grace is sufficient.
God knows and understands us! He knows and understands you and He knows and understands me! He created us to have feelings and thoughts and He knows we will be tempted and He himself tests us to know our faithfulness.
Knowing all of this, we must realize that we can’t take that grace and mercy for granted. His love is not a “get out of hell free card”. We must continue, through all of our short comings, to remain vulnerable to Him. We must long for a relationship with Him. After all, Christianity is about having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Think about all a relationship entails.
Create in me a clean heart oh God and renew a right spirit in me. Find me pleasing unto yourself as you found David pleasing and faithful. May I not entertain sinful thoughts and create ungodly circumstances for me or those around me. Make me a light for your Glory. Forgive me of my sins, those I know I’ve done and those I don’t know I’ve done. Forgive me for talking bad about my brothers and sisters in Christ. Forgive me for seeing things I shouldn’t. Forgive me for saying things I shouldn’t. Forgive me for thinking things I shouldn’t. Forgive me for going places I shouldn’t. Help me to line my life up with the Word of God and help me to live by the conviction of the Holy Spirit, not the condemnation of man. I long to be your good and faithful servant growing in a right, true, and strong relationship with you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!