October 11–Pure Heart…Steadfast Spirit…a Continual Work of our God!

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

Psalm 51:10

These words of Scripture may be so familiar to so many of you. They are to me. Even now, one of the meditative tunes, to which these words have been put to, is going through my head…and I’m praying and I’m singing…and I’m sure of the truth of these God-given words. 

What I really need to be sure of, and desire, is that I am sincerely praying these words for myself. Then, I need to be prepared for my Abba—my God to do whatever God needs to do in order to purify and strengthen my heart and make my spirit ever more unwaveringly resolute and devoted to following and trusting my Lord Jesus.

My heart is where all my thoughts, emotions, actions and motivations (t.e.a.m.) are founded in, and flow from, for me and others to know, see, hear and experience. And I can tell you the LORD, my God, needs to continually purify those in me…continually purify my heart.

And there are days when my spirit is shaken—never God’s truth, never God’s love—but my spirit is shaken because I am frail, flawed and finite.

How loving…how strong…how holy…how intimate and sovereign is our God! Abba knows our need to be continually cleaned up, forgiven and purified as He burns out more and more of the dross and yuck out of our hearts—out of our thoughts, emotions, actions and motivations—by His Love, His Word and His Spirit. And our Abba helps us to lift and focus our spirit, our eyes, continually on Him—on our Almighty, Faithful and Eternal God—and not on our temporal and, often, changing-crazy-making-circumstances.

So, although the words may be familiar, let’s hear them, read them, say them, sing them with sincerity and thankfulness for what our God wants to do…and is able to do for us and within us! Continually!

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

Psalm 51:10

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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