23 January 2011

Create in Me

Create in me a clean heart o God

And renew a right spirit within me

Cast me not away from your presence o Lord

Take not your Holy Spirit from me

Restore unto me the joy of my salvation

And renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 51 v 10


By Nic Fletcher: http://www.thisphotographicjourney.blogspot.com/  

The slate is wiped clean. It's a new day.

Nothing that has gone before matters. The successes, the failures in my walk with you. None of it. Today is a brand new day. Brand new. I am clean.

You have given me this verse. And so I reflect.

Create in me: you are THE Creator. The first creator. The creator of all. You have the power to create anything and everything. So to create a clean heart in me? It can't be the hardest thing You've ever had to do, really?

Renew a RIGHT SPIRIT. I've always wondered what that meant. Maybe its a heart that shows the true characteristics of God. The virtues of the Corinthians love chapter for a start. A heart that is: kind, humble, patient, not jealous or proud or rude. Not demanding or irritable, doesn't hold a grudge. Rejoices in the truth. Always protects, always trusts, is always hopeful and always perseveres.

Yes that is the spirit I want in me. All of it. All of it.

Cast me not away from your presence: oh Lord please don't turn away from me, as dire as our relationship might be right now. I could bear many things but never this.

Take not your holy spirit from me: he is my connection to you. He's my still small voice. He's that uneasy feeling when I know I've been absent for way too long. Even though I don't deserve it, please don't take him from me. I need him. Just as much as I need you Jesus my saviour and the love of you God my father.

Restore unto me the joy of my salvation. Even though the words are Thy I'm going to say My. Because I want MY first love back again.

That passion that can't get enough of being with you. I want to know again the total joy of the knowledge that right here right now I.am.saved. For eternity. And the pure pure joy that knowledge brings. There is no other joy in this life that could even come close when compared to THAT joy. And I've known the joy of finding the love of my life in this life.


By Nic Fletcher: http://www.thisphotographicjourney.blogspot.com/


I've known the joy that bringing two children into this world and watching them grow can bring.



But this joy I need to find again, its not an earthly joy but a heavenly one. I know that I know that I know that I AM SAVED. And eternity is mine.

It is. I know it. I know it in my head.

But let me FEEL that joy once again in my heart.



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