Create In Me A Pure Heart

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 292 - Psalm 51:10-12 - Create In Me A Pure Heart - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 292 – Psalm 51:10-12 – Create In Me A Pure Heart – Growing As Disciples

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)

Pure Heart

That is what I want. This is a hope and dream and desire that I have within me. This is how I want to live my life. Before you go any further, say more clearly what is your hope and dream and desire. I want to have a pure heart. I want to live a life of pleasing you. I want to love and follow and obey and serve you with all that is within me. I don’t want to hold anything back. I don’t want to keep anything in reserve. I want to live a life that is, “all in” for you. I want to be fully devoted to you in all I think and say and do. Is that clear enough? That is quite clear.

Where did this hope and dream and desire come from? It certainly did not come from me. I can take no credit for this hope and dream and desire being in me. This hope and dream and desire has come from you. You placed it in my heart. You have given it to me as a gift. So, we both want the same thing. You want a pure heart. I want you to have a pure heart. How have I made it possible for you to have a pure heart?  That is a very good point. That is a very good question. Only you have made it possible for me to have a pure heart.  You sent your Son into this world to live and die for me. He paid for my sins. He secured my forgiveness and cleansing. He broke the power of sin over my life. You made it possible for me to receive Him as my Savior and Lord. It is His blood that has washed away my sin. He has made me pure and white and clean and fresh in your sight. You have set a new course for my life. I have left my old and sinful life behind. I am now living the new life you have given to me. Keep on fanning the flame of my desire to live my life with and for you. Keep on helping me to distance myself from anything that would attempt to corrupt and pollute my heart. Guard and protect my heart as I love and follow and obey and serve you. That I will do. That you will do. That we will both do together. How does that sound? Wonderful, beyond what I could ever hope for, dream of, or even imagine. That is very good.

Heavenly Father, only you can create a clean heart in me. Only you can give me a fresh start. I will confess and turn from my sins. I need forgiveness and cleansing through Jesus Christ, my Savior. Give me a pure heart filled with the joy of my salvation in Him. Amen

Key Question…  When have you confessed and turned from your sins and asked God to purify your heart?

Living It Out…  Confess and turn from your sins and receive the gift of salvation available through Jesus Christ your Savior and Lord.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that God will create a pure heart within you as you confess your sins and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group the joy you have because Jesus Christ is your Savior and Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you confess and turn from your sins so you can receive forgiveness and cleansing from the Lord.

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A Pure Heart

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Identity - A Pure Heart - Psalm 51:10 - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Identity – A Pure Heart – Psalm 51:10 – Growing As Disciples

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Pure Heart

I’ve done it again. I’ve really blown it this time. I made a big mistake. I’ve made a really bad choice. Do you mean to say that you sinned? Yes, I do. Who have you sinned against? I’ve sinned against you and another person. It’s good that you are confessing this to me. There is no sense in trying to cover it up. You can’t hide it from me. I saw you do it in the first place. I tried to prompt you and show you a way of escape so that you would not sin. But, you would not listen. You let yourself be enticed. Did you not see the way of escape that was there for you to take? Yes, I guess I did. But, you didn’t want to take it, did you? No, I didn’t. Why is that? I got so wrapped up in the heat of the moment that I felt powerless to take the way of escape and do the right thing. You played around with this sin in your mind and once you did that the way of escape closed. Do you really want to do the right thing and not sin against me and other people? Yes, desperately so. How desperately are you willing to stop playing around with sin in your heart and mind? I am very willing. I want you to create in me a pure heart so that I will have clean thoughts and right desires. Are you asking me to forgive and cleanse you? Yes, I am. You will have to make things right with the person you have sinned against. I know, I will. Good, your sins are forgiven. My son has already taken care of that for you on the cross. He has already secured your forgiveness and cleansing. I know, I am so thankful. How thankful? Are you willing to take steps to turn away from sin when it attempts to entice you again? Yes, I am. Do you have something specific in mind? Yes, I do.

You have asked for a clean heart and a pure mind, haven’t you? Yes, I have. How do you think that will happen? I don’t know. That seems obvious to me. Do you realize that every day you are presented with a choice of what you will feed your heart and mind? How is that? Everything you hear or see enters your heart and mind. What you allow entrance will either help or harm you. Is there anything that you are watching or listening to that you think might displease me? Yes, there is. Are you willing to remove those from your hearing and sight? Yes, I am. Good, but that’s only half of the equation. What else is there? You will need to feed on my word. Why is that? As you feast on my word, I will change your heart and mind with it. Where do you suggest I begin? Begin meditating on and memorizing my word that speaks directly to where you are weak and most likely to be tempted. Will that help? Yes, the Holy Spirit will take my word that you have hidden in your heart and use it to help you to stand against attacks of temptation and evil. Are you ready to begin? Yes, I am.  

Father, thank you that my forgiveness and cleansing was secured on the cross, by your son Jesus Christ. Help me now to turn away from sin. Create in me a clean heart and mind as I feast on your word.  Amen

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