Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. – Psalm 51:10-11
There’s more to renewal than eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day and promising yourself you will go to the gym more often. At the risk of sounding a bit introspective, may I suggest you spend some time in your prayer closet getting real with the Father?
He’s the only One who can make changes last. He made you, so doesn’t it make sense that He knows how to make all the trash in your life get out for the rest of your life? I don’t know about you, but that’s exciting to me! I can be free of worry, anger, disappointment, jealousy, resentment and regret!
Give it all to God through His Son, Christ Jesus. Don’t wait – do it now.
Make today garbage day for your life.. Round up all your worries, angers, disappointments, jealousies, resentments, and regrets. Throw them in your mental garbage can, roll it out to the street and be done with them once and for all.. Smile as the sanitation department roars away with all that junk you no longer need.. Make that change!! – Stanley Taylor
I want God’s Holy Spirit in and with me from this moment on.
It’s fine to have other resolutions. I’ve resolved to throw away my lonely little sock that hasn’t had a mate for about 3 months. You KNOW what will happen when I toss it, don’t you? The other one will show up! It’s some sort of unwritten cruel law or something. Those were my favorite socks! I will mourn the loss.
For changes that are life-altering, consult the maker of you. Go to your prayer closet and ask Him to do a great work in you. He’s faithful to answer your prayer and you will know when all the trash has been taken out. You’ll know immediately – trust me. 🙂