Heart Cleaning

My third day through a short chapter and a line jumped out at me this morning...

I will put the lines into context with the lines before it...

"It would be easy to reason
that I am ok.
I am not a thief.
I am not a murderer.
I have not stolen the spouse of another.
But this reality I cannot escape:

my heart is not pure, 

because it does not always
long for you."


This is the issue, this is the reason. My heart is tainted, it is clogged with impurities.
No, this isn't my literal heart, though it may be as well... this is my core.  This is my identity.
This is the source from which who I am, who I claim to be comes.  This is where my thoughts and motives are conjured.  This is where selfishness looms. The heart of man is evil without a purification from God.


No doubt this is why this Psalm was written:

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

I want this, I need this, this is my desire, this has been and continues to be my prayer, this is my hope, this is the promise that has been given to me. The day will come either in this life or in the next, this day will come.


Comments

  1. David's prayer is a haunting prayer. It won't leave me alone because I know I am flawed. I know I sin. I know i chase after other things. Yes God, create in me a clean (pure) heart.

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    1. It's a prayer that I don't think can leave any of us... We are all flawed. This is a prayer I write out nearly daily, Create in me a clean heart.

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  2. Great post. Very convicting. Thank you.

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  3. Love Psalm 51:10, Ryan. Maybe we should be praying daily to God to do just that within us. We all need His purification so we might better serve and honor Him.
    Blessings!

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    1. I can't disagree Martha, it has become and will continue to be a daily prayer of mine.

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