"Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
Oh Lord, there is no one before you who does not sin, we all fall short, whether in action, thoughts, or words. Therefore, create in us a pure heart, one that obeys and follows after you.
Only Jesus can cleanse and purify the heart; as it is written:
"Who can say, I have cleansed my heart, I am cleansed of my sin" Prov 20:9
There is no one. Only Jesus can make us clean from our sin. He walked the hill of Calvary with a cross on His back and a crown of thorns on His head for our sins! All that work would have been in vain if we could cleanse ourselves. Whatever it is we face, big or small, may it be addictions, pride, idolatry, etc... only Jesus can break the chains that bind us. Although the accuser, the enemy of our souls, tries to always remind us of our weaknesses, transgressions, and mistakes of the past, the Lord tells us that He Himself no longer remembers them. He can and wants to purify us from anything and everything that keeps us from having a close relationship with Him. It is His great love that impels us and makes us confess our misdeeds before Him, dropping everything at the foot of the cross and saying: "Enough is enough, Lord, I need you".
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and WILL forgive us our sins and purify us from ALL unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
Understand only the blood of Jesus can make us clean.
May we humbly draw near the throne of grace, even if engrossed in shame, and He will cleanse us from ALL impurities. He will transform us into new creatures with new and purified hearts filled with the Holy Spirit! Come as you are, and I promise, you won't stay as you are.
Please let me know how I can pray for you. God bless you!
These reflections are written by my mom, then translated and edited by me. But, sometimes, God changes the whole thing. 😊
Thank you mom, for being such a dedicated servant of Christ, and for the example of faith you show us each and every day.