“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Sometimes in order to get back on track to the ending we hoped for, we have to go back to the beginning.
A clean slate. A fresh start. We all need to start over sometimes.
I John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Isn’t it wonderful to know that even after we are saved God is faithful to forgive our sins? Our relationship cannot change when we mess up. Once we are adopted into the family of God, He will always be our Father.
The setup of adoptions today in America is based upon this Biblical fact. A father and mother can rewrite their wills to legally exclude their own biological children if they choose to; however, when an adopted child is welcomed into the family, they can never be excluded. The adopted child has full rights to the Father’s inheritance.
When we have sin in our life we are still God’s children, but our fellowship with Him is broken.
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”
David knew what it was like to be out of fellowship with the Lord. He wrote Psalm 51 after Nathan the prophet confronted him about his sins involving Bathsheba & Uriah. The Lord got ahold of David’s heart and showed him his need for forgiveness, so David wrote these verses asking for a clean heart and restored fellowship.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
If you have broken your fellowship with the Lord, you can have it restored today. Read this chapter as if it is your prayer to God, and like David you can be given a clean slate.
God is waiting with His faithful open arms of forgiveness if we would only confess and ask.
Esther 1-2 | James 1 | Psalm 7
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