|Posted by Lady Summerset on January 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM|
Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me. - Psalm 51:10
The Author of this verse was doing a "heart" check. He realized that somewhere down the line he missed the mark. Whether it was in action or in deed, it caught his attention. Have you've ever had one of those days? Your heart is heavy and you don't know why? Bitterness has become a companion instead of a visitor?
"Good morning heartache, you ole gloomy sight! Good morning heartache I thought we said good bye last night. Guess I'll get use to, you hanging around. Good morning heartache sit down." This was a song that a broken hearted lover would sing back in the day.
Heartaches are dangerous because we are always tempted to nurse them instead of growing past them. The Author wanted to be purged from his sin, he wanted to be renewed.
The "heart," because of its central location within the body, was considered the seat of all emotions, passions, appetites, intellect and moral faculties. It is, therefore, necessary to do a heart check to make sure that we are not falling or returning to the "old" self. The self that is centered on what it wants and what it needs!
David first repented and asked for forgiveness from God. He then asks for God's mercy and he then asks God to cleanse Him.
David uses this opportunity to confess that what he had done with Bathsheba was wrong. There were no "but ifs," "if she wasn't naked," or "I didn't mean to!" David recognized what was in him and without recognizing it and being cleansed from it he could not pleased God.
He also knew that his mind needed to be renewed, changed. Changed was necessary in order that he might keep his restoration state. He understood the working of the flesh and its desire to be pleased. So on today, let's do a heart search and draw closer to Him.
Dear Father, it's me standing in the need of prayer. I need a heart check. I need a renewing of my mind that I might please you and turn away from that which displeases you. As I drawer nearer to You the magnitude of the work of the Cross looms great! Thank you Father for your keeping power in Jesus' Name.