October 9, 2009 by Robert
Reading for the day: Psalm 51:10-12
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.
King David knew when he had displeased the Lord. His first act was to repent and ask God to change his heart. Maybe you are like King David today.
Repentance and change are not one-time acts. As long as you live in a fallen world, repentance is needed to keep us shining for Christ. It is easy for our stars to get tarnished especially when we decide that our way is better than God’s choice for us. It will happen from time to time because we are human.
The great thing about God is that He is always ready to forgive when we come to Him in heartfelt repentance. But, repentance has to be followed by a change to be genuine. To do that, you have to recognize within yourself that living in bondage (a slave to your sinful nature) is worse than living in freedom through Christ.
Each day brings a new opportunity to “renew your mind.” Change the way you think and act by staying connected to God and in tune with the Holy Spirit. Is God asking you to change some aspect of your life? If so, get to it. The rewards will far outweigh anything you would get by holding on to sin.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, reveal to me any hidden sin in my life. Help me to obey and not fight as you work to wash me clean.
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