Reflections: Take a pause today, and reflect on this psalm, in its entirety, locating verse 10 as the centre. Meditate on it throughout your day. Here are some thoughts to carry with you about this passage, which will help you to see the beautiful realities concerning the Spirit of God… In verses 1- 9,, David petitions God to cleanse him and remove any iniquity (sin) that would separate him from God. David longs to receive a clean heart and a new spirit. This Psalm stands as a signpost for the regenerative and forgiving work of God. The Holy Spirit is working in the hearts and minds of believers, shaping us from the inside out. Reforming your thinking, your desires and behaviour in order that you would become oriented to the Kingdom of God. Be at peace and rest, knowing that the Spirit of God is within you, keeping you and sustaining you for every good work.
Question: What things has God been redeeming and restoring within your world? Pause and reflect on the effect of the Spirit’s work in your life and the lives of others in your community.
Prayer: Lord I ask that you would create in me a new heart. Cleanse me and restore my spirit within me. I want to find rest in you, and a peace that I know that this world can never take away. Amen.
Further reading Psalm 51:1-19