Happy Monday! The Psalmist found himself in a human moment. A moment where he questioned why the proud, in their wicked ways seem to prosper. But, God met him in the sanctuary and revealed the truth of the wicked’s destination and also the condition of the psalmist heart. (If you have an opportunity, read Psalm 73 for full context.)
“21 Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. 22 I was so foolish and ignorant— I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. 23 Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. 26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” Psalm 73:21-26 NLT
What is the condition of your heart?
Whatever it is, today is a great day to ask the Lord to examine the condition of our heart.
Here’s a great way to start:
1) Ask the Lord to forgive you for the things that have created a divide between you and him.
2) Ask the Lord to show/reveal to you what bitterness you have locked inside your heart and mind. Give him permission (surrender) to work in your heart.
3) Ask the Lord to heal you and guide you as he works in your heart to remove bitterness and to change your life (mind, body and soul).
Father God, you know every crack and broken piece of our heart. You know what circumstances have our hearts still bound by bitterness, anger, envy and fear. Lord, we desire you more than anything on this earth and we need your strength to walk in a way that is pleasing to you – even when we don’t understand the tribulations we must go through on this journey to heaven. Lord, Great Physician and Healer, we ask that you repair/restore our hearts and make us new. Lord, help us to focus on you. Lord, direct our thoughts and help us to be obedient to you. Lord, be with us as we go to work, school, etc. Keep us safe and secure – be our shelter. Lord, be with those who have been victims of crimes and give them peace in their hearts and their minds – comfort them and release them from fear. Lord, we need you. Lord, change us and use us to bring glory to your name. In Jesus name, amen.
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