2019 – WEDNESDAY 31 JULY
STEADFASTNESS – Pt 3
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
CREATE IN ME
The psalmist was all too well aware that his failure was the result of an unclean heart.
He wanted it as new again.
RENEW IN ME
Renew a steadfast spirit within me. The cry of a man knowing his behaviour has not been steadfast toward God.
DO NOT CAST ME AWAY FROM YOUR PRESENCE
The presence – the presence – the presence.
Long for the presence.
DO NOT TAKE YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FROM ME
The abiding Spirit of God.
Please stay with me.
I cannot go on without you.
RESTORE TO ME THE JOY OF YOUR SALVATION
Lose your joy and you have lost everything.
UPHOLD ME WITH YOUR GENEROUS SPIRIT
God is always merciful and kind and will uphold you – when you cast yourself upon the Lord
THEN I WILL DECLARE YOUR WAYS AND MANY WILL BE CONVERTED TO YOU
Ultimately God will use our failures to win many to Himself.
Our testimony is in how we learnt His ways again after going astray.
STEADFASTNESS KNOWS WHERE OUR ROCK IS.