Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
How much better would every day be if we started it and ended it with this request? I don’t know about you, but just everyday things can sometimes really take its toll on my attitude, in fact sometimes I can wake up and wonder what is wrong. Have you ever just woke up and realized that you are grumpy at the whole world and you don’t even know why? That’s when you truly know you are going to have to choose your attitude carefully and ask God to give you a right spirit about your day.
You notice he first asks for a clean heart, that is the first step to a right spirit. You cannot have a right spirit and be practicing sin in your daily life. Once you give Satan a foothold, he’s in and he will work on your daily attitude and weaknesses every step of the way, so begin by asking God to forgive you for any sin that may be in your life. Pray for Him to give you the strength you need to live victorious over the sins you struggle with.
As Dennis Waitley once said, “First we make our attitudes, and then our attitudes make us.” How true that statement is! What you think about you become and it is what we think about that forms our attitudes. In verse 12 of this chapter he says, “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and uphold me with thy free spirit.” That is the best and most freeing thought process we could have on a daily basis; to be held up by His free spirit and there is no greater joy than when we first get saved and know we have that relationship with Him and it is available to us every day if we choose!
Start today, no matter where you are in life or where you are in your day and ask Him to cleanse your heart from any sin and to renew a right spirit in you. We can always have a little more joy and a better attitude in our personal lives if we fully give it all to Him.
Quote: “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” Mike Ditka