Sunday, January 31, 2010
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
05/11/09 It is apparent that God creating a pure heart in us and renewing a steadfast spirit are two entirely different things. It’s not just that one is about the heart and the other is about the spirit, but that’s a significant difference. We’ve discussed Ezekiel 36:26 previously that says God will give us a new heart and put a new spirit in us. Well, that’s not renewal. That’s installing something new! By installing that new Spirit – the Holy Spirit – God repairs our spirit, refreshing our soul. God renews a steadfast spirit within us by giving us a close encounter of the holy kind! You cannot run into the Holy Spirit head-on and not come away changed, renewed, repaired, and refreshed.