March 26, 2020
How are you all doing?
I was not right yesterday! I was having a bad day! I will admit it! I paid too much attention to the news for one. I heard a friend had pneumonia. Another was very sick. I was immersed in business stuff. I was snapping at my precious Hubby who had even made me breakfast!. I was having a really hard time Focusing to pray. I just didn’t feel peace! I really couldn’t break through that myself until my husband prayed with me! I did not want another day like that today!
I don’t know how – but God pops scriptures into my head and I know it’s Him because it’s not sometimes anything I’ve been thinking about. I’ll be going through a situation or talking to someone and all of a sudden POP here comes the word of God into my head! I love that about Him! Funny thing is He never pops the scripture address into my head. I usually have to look that up. That’s what happened this morning!
The scripture was “create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me! Psalm 51:10. I know why that popped into my head!
So this morning not only did God bring the scripture verse to my mind encouraging me to seek his help in cleaning the Muck out of my heart AND head, He reminded me of another scripture that I think just about everybody on Facebook Has seen recently!. And a lot of people in our nation have understandably heard and are quoting in prayer and otherwise!
The scripture is this:
2 Chronicles 7:14! I even got a YouTube video from my grandson of a young man, who couldn’t have been more than 14 or 15, explaining how that scripture verse relates to what’s going on in the world today! Do I think that it relates to what’s going on in the world today? I absolutely think it does in so many ways. But I also think first and foremost again it’s about us dealing with our own heart…
As I was praying and thinking about that scripture this past week, reminding God of what He was promising, God highlighted a few things for me!
He really spoke to me in regards to how this verse Is encouraging me to deal with my own heart!!
The scripture says, “if my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.
As I thought about that it became very clear to me that this scripture was about me! More so about me as a Christian and my heart than it was about asking God to heal the land! The scripture was telling me that I needed to search my heart – that there were things in my heart that were not right that I needed to get right with God. There were sins in my life that I needed to ask God to forgive me for… Which backtracking He brought to my mind this morning! That healing our land was a consequence of me and other Christians getting their hearts right with God! This was about a revival in my own heart and life!
It’s been so easy through this pandemic to point blame and push others away and Turn on our INWARD eyeballs as we worry about ourselves and our families. Which I admit is kinda justifiable right now.
If we say we trust God and we worry about those close to us at the expense of others then we are sinning. Sin is a kind of an old word these days and it sounds so evil we really don’t use it a whole lot, however, Basically it means to miss the mark! Just as an archer misses the bull’s-eye! It means we are off. Like I was yesterday! Sometimes being off just means we’re not trusting God.. When we don’t trust God we begin to feel like we need to be in control of ourselves and others as well.
We were all created in the image of God as hard as that is to believe! We may not walk in the image of God but we were created in the image of God. I don’t sometimes treat others with the respect and honor thats do them. I’ve seen Facebook posts that have attacked groups of people, individuals, judging others, etc. We’ve all seen the arguments!
Create in me a clean heart, o God, as I seek Your face! Help me to turn from my wicked ways as I am humbly asking Your forgiveness!…Like I had to do with my hubby! 😳
I love all you guys and I am not pointing my finger at any of you. I’m pointing it at myself and just wanted to share some of my heart with you this morning!