Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10, NIV*
To step out from behind my wall of self-protection and live authentically with others…
to trust God to be my Protector and to let His life give itself through me…
I need a pure heart and a steadfast spirit.
Purifying the heart, renewing the steadfast spirit, comes by removing the fallen wall’s rubble so that I can step out through it.
Sometimes purification needs strong cleansers. Or fire. It needs an expert and delicate touch—only God, who broke the wall, can do it.
What feeds a pure heart? Dependence on God and delight in Him. Time alone with Him, with heart, mind and spirit tuned to His.
Father, thank You more than words can say for rescuing me from a life—and a death—separated from You. You have saved me… You are saving me… You will save me. In the saving, make my heart pure. Make my spirit steadfast. Help me learn to depend on You and to live authentically in Your world.