Growing up, there was this folk singer named Keith Green. He played piano, and sang worship music. What is amazing is, even though he recorded in the 1980’s, if he was alive and recording that same music today, it’d be a hit. It wasn’t rock, it wasn’t super difficult musically, but it was beautiful and you knew that he loved Jesus in a way that you didn’t yet. His music made me want to know and love Jesus more in a way that few other people have affected me.
One of his songs was “Create in Me a Clean Heart“. It comes from the Psalms, and today, in my reading, I hit it. It goes like this in Psalm 51:
“10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
I automatically start singing it as soon as I read it. I have sung those verses/lyrics hundreds of times in my life, because they really are my prayer. I want to encourage you to think them over today. What do these verses mean to you? How would it change your day if God answered this prayer for you?