Make A Change

Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion.
2 Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against You—You alone—I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight.
So You are right when You pass sentence;
You are blameless when You judge.
5 Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

6 Surely You desire integrity in the inner self, and You teach me wisdom deep within.
7 Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
9 Turn Your face away from my sins and blot out all my guilt.

10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways, and sinners will return to You.

14 Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God, the God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.
16 You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;
You are not pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit.
God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

18 In Your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper;
build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on Your altar.                                       Psalm 51 (HCSB)

In my prayers I have often cried out to God to change my circumstances. And yet, I continue to live my life the same. It is said that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and yet expecting different results.” If I am expecting God to make a change in my circumstances, then I need to have an open heart and spirit to receive the change!

I must be willing to take responsibility, ownership, of past choices. I need to bow my head and ask forgiveness for not listening in the past and going my own way instead of listening to the direction of the Holy Spirit.

“Create in me a new and clear heart, God. I let go of my old, prideful heart and accept the heart that You desire to transplant into me. A heart that is humble and willing to follow You, and only You, LORD. Then I can lead others to You, LORD. This is a holy and worthy sacrifice of praise to You.”

I Give You my Heart written by Reuben Morgan, sung by Holly Dawson (Hillsong)

 

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