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Fri Jun 23, 2017 08:50

“God’s love never ceases. Never…….. Our faith does not earn it anymore than our stupidity jeopardizes it. God doesn’t love us less if we fail or more if we succeed. God’s love never ceases.

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Renew a steadfast spirit within me. When David wrote these words his sin of adultery had just been exposed, and it was a very humbling time for him. In reading of David I have found that he was quick to repent and never strayed too far from the love and grace of God. David knew that if he went the wrong direction in life, that to correct his path and to again return to God, he had to start with his own spiritual heart, his inner self. The drawing board of our life is not out somewhere in the cosmos, but our life plans are drawn out on the drafting tables of our heart. This is the place where our self-will holds the drafting pencil and the eraser. By knowing God as our friend through prayer and meditation, and the reading of Scriptures, we can get a glimpse of the plans that God would have for our life. We then can take action in conforming our will to the will of the Father, by drawing our life as He would have us live. I looked up several Hebrew words in this scripture, but the one that spoke to me this morning was “yatsaq” or in English “steadfast.” David asked God to renew a steadfast spirit within him, one that possibly would not make the wrong decisions again. The Hebrew word yatsaq is used of the hardening of metals once they have been melted, poured into a cast, and then cooled and formed into the image of the cast. The steadfast spirit David asked for is one that has been melted in the fiery trials of life, poured into the mold of a new heart of forgiveness, and hardened with the renewing breezes of God’s love and forgiveness. We all at times have to ask for the plans for a new heart, and a renewed steadfast spirit. I am so grateful that the words of David are recorded. Because of his honesty I learn that I also can ask for a pure heart, and a renewed steadfast spirit. Through the study of the Scriptures, I find that God will do for me what I could not do for myself………………..wolf

    • knotted upwolf, Wed Jul 12 08:27
      “Yet through all, we know this tangled skein is in the hands of One who sees the end from the beginning; He shall yet unravel all. Alexander Smith “Remember the former things of old, for I am God and ... more
      • Powerful Lightwolf, Sun Jul 23 09:13
        I wrote this is 2006, wanted to share again. In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. Nothing... more
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