A Pure Heart
by Jon Walker

 

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 NIV)

Oh God, create in me a pure heart …

  • A heart that won’t run with lust after physical pleasure,
  • A heart that obediently refuses what you’ve rightly and wisely fenced away as sin,
  • A heart of love that never insists on its own way (1 John 2:16).


Oh God, create in me a pure heart …

 

  • A heart that knows no greed when it looks upon worldly treasures,
  • A heart that thinks of others, and not itself,
  • A heart that argues for love instead of fairness.

 

 

Oh God, create in me a pure heart …

 

  • A heart that never boasts about what it has or what its done,
  • A heart that walks humbly, not trying to appear more important than it is,
  • A heart that takes no pride in the flesh.

 

 

Oh God, create in me a pure heart …

 

  • A heart that chases after you,
  • A heart that looks to you for its provision,
  • A heart that trusts that you are at work in others,
  • A heart that does not manipulate people or circumstances,
  • A heart that looks upon the things above and not the things below.

 

 

Heavenly Father, renew a steadfast spirit within me …

 

  • A spirit committed completely to you,
  • A spirit that is not double-minded,
  • A spirit that is focused, and single minded on your purposes,
  • A spirit resolved to know Christ and Christ alone.

 

 

So what?

 

  • Start from the top of the devotional, and work your way down.

 

 

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