Saturday, January 27, 2018

Psalm 51:10-12 NIV 2011

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.

 

David’s Psalm is another of his humble prayers seeking forgiveness and cleansing. He asked God to create a pure heart, which only God can craft. Psalm 24:4, “The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false God.” Aware of the choices King Saul made, David wanted only to remain true with a changed heart. Psalm 114:30, “When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.” Only God can change a person’s heart and make it ever true.

 

“Change my heart, O God! Make it ever true. Change my heart, O God! May I be like you. You are the potter I am the clay. Mold me and make me, this is what I pray. Change my heart, O God! Make it ever true. Change my heart, O God! May I be like you.” Eddie Espinosa composed these words and music in 1982. A complacent Christian, he cried out to the Lord to change his heart. He, like David, asked God to change his heart and make him more like Christ.

 

How does God change hearts?

 

Asking God daily together,

S

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