Psalm 51:10 I call it a two-for, two promises one verse. Yes, there are other verses that are one verse and more than one promise but this verse has been speaking to me for quite some time. It has wrapped It’s arms around my heart in golden light and reminds me that only God can give me a pure heart. Only God can renew. Interestingly renew is another word for restore (and here I thought the season of restoration was completed!). Only God can give me a steadfast spirit.
A spirit that is well-seated, firm in purpose, securely positioned, not given to fluctuation or “moving off course.” While I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me I also want to remember by the very nature of the human spirit I can turn off course like a ship with a faulty rudder and find myself set aground unable to move. But when I stay connected to God and follow His path regardless of any circumstance I am facing it will be smooth sailing.
Abba, Father, may we seek you first each and everyday. May you cause your word, which is alive and active, to come alive for us. May we be a people who turn back to you and follow your ways. Amen
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