Week One – Day 3
TODAY’S FAST - Fast one meal today and use that time as an appointment with God
Have you ever wished you could start over? Are there things in your mind that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Old memories, old thoughts, old ways of thinking that haunt you every day? You want to do right, but just can’t seem to stay on track. You want to obey God, but every time you try to do right you mess up again.
Do you ever feel like King David who penned these words; “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me”? (Psalm 51:3 NIV). We try and try but our sin, our failure is always before us. Sometimes we think there is no hope. But God… those two words remind us that it is not what we can do but what God can do in us. God created us and He is in the business of re-creation. He can make your heart clean, pure, focused on Him. No matter where you have been or what you have done, God can restore you.
King David committed adultery and murder. He tried to hide his sin, but God sent a prophet to let David know that he had not fooled God. In response to God’s reprimand, David wrote Psalm 51. Just as God heard and responded to King David, He will respond to us when we pray.
Create in me a pure heart. God would you create in me a new heart? A heart that loves You completely. A heart that is cleansed of all the junk of my life. A heart that loves as You love. Purify me and fill me with your Spirit. Amen
“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.” Psalm 51:10-12 NIV