Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalms 50:10
Doesn’t the New Year bring a feeling of freshness? Fresh starts, new chances to do things better, making plans, goals and refined purposes all inspire me. It’s all new and an exciting beginning in 2011!
As Christians, we know the importance of holiness and godly living. We know that without God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness these are un-attainable. But when we recognize our shortcomings and cry out to God as David did in this verse, “Make me clean, pure and give me a new attitude or desire to do right”, He does. He makes our heart clean with His forgiveness, He changes our spirit, thoughts, attitudes and actions. What a fantastic way to being the New Year – with a clean heart.