Week 32 Purify My Heart Oh God
S: Psalm 51:10 (NKJV)
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
O: Cleaning is not a one-time thing. Whether you live in a 12 bedroom, 6 bathroom mansion or spend hours each day in an office cubicle, everyone tries to keep their ‘space’ clean. For some, a clean space helps them think clearly or perform well. Whilst we might not like the process of cleaning, the point is that cleaning is an essential part of living on earth. The heart is the first organ that a fetus develops, the one organ we literally cannot live without, and scripture tells us that out of its abundance we also speak! So there is no denying that its condition is very important in how and how well we live our lives. God “looks” at our hearts. When He looks at us, it is our deep motives that lay in our hearts that He really sees. What can be baffling is how easily the heart becomes unclean. The truth is, just by ‘being’ the heart can become cluttered and weighed down by unclean, impure and even harmful elements. Just as any household item, whether it is used or even left alone, still gathers dust and requires regular cleaning, the same applies to our heart. The big difference is we need an altogether different type of help to keep our heart clean. David realised that the only way to a clean heart was with God’s help and his own steadfast spirit to keep watch over its condition, to guard it with diligence and consistently surrender it to God.
A: When was the last time you thoroughly gave your heart a checkup and deep clean? Take some time to pay attention to your heart whilst enlisting God’s help in cleaning it out.
P: Lord right this moment I ask for your help. I need you to help clean out my heart and renew within me a steadfast spirit.