Psalm 51:10-12 (NIV)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.
Today’s scripture illustrates David’s beautiful plea to God for help. At this point in David’s life, he has found out that it is better to be in the presence of God than to be outside of His will. David is desperately asking God to intercede on his behalf, to make him distinct, extraordinary and set apart for His purpose. David has found out that having a spirit that is willing to submit to the will of the Lord is better than submitting to fleshly desires.
In our personal lives, we all have choices to make. Life or death, Faith or flesh…what will you choose? Will you choose a pure heart, a steadfast spirit and the joy of the Lord’s salvation or will you choose to meditate on what is impure and unholy to the Lord?
As we go about our day, we will incur obstacles. The objective is to sustain and the way to do is to meditate on God’s word and have an open line of communication with him (prayer). Keeping fighting and standing for Him!