Monday, September 14, 2009

Pure, Renew & Steadfast

"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a
steadfast spirit with in me." Psalm 51:10
What does this verse mean? Okay, I've heard it all my life in Sunday School, Children's Church, Sunday Sermon, Wednesday Bible Study, Daily Devotionals, etc, etc, etc. But today it was different. As I read the words in my FireBible (if you don't have one, get one!!!) it struck something in me. What do these words mean? And am I applying this verse to my life? Well, I went to the Word, not God's Word, but Microsoft Word. Since I didn't have a dictionary at my desk, I just searched for the definitions via Microsoft Word. Here is what I came up with.

Pure: 1. Not mixed: not mixed with any other substance 2. Free from contamination: clean and free from impurities 3. Complete: sheer or complete 4. Describes color, sound, or light that is pleasingly clear and vivid

Renew: 1. Return to doing something: to begin something or doing something again, or be begun again 2. Extend something: to make something such as a contract, lease or license effective for a longer period or be made effective for a longer period 3.: Replace something worn: to replace something that is worn, broken or no longer suitable for use 4.: Repeat promise: to reaffirm or restate a promise or commitment 5.: give somebody or something new energy: to give somebody or something new energy, strength, or enthusiasm 6. Replace something used up: to get a new supply of something 7. Make something new again: to make something new or as if new again

Steadfast: 1. Firm: firm and unwavering in purpose, loyalty or resolve 2. Fixed: firmly fixed or constant
After reading these definitions, I have proclaimed a new "Life Verse". I want the Lord to create in me a pure heart. I want my heart to be unmixed, free from contamination, clean and free from impurities. I want Him to renew me everyday. I want Him to replace the used and worn areas of my life. I want to commit my self and promise my self new to Him everyday. I want Him to give me new energy, strength and enthusiasm everyday. And most of all I want to be steadfast in Him. I want to be firm and unwavering in purpose, loyalty and resolve. I want to be constant. He is always constant. He never waivers. He is always pure and clean. He has promised to renew us, to make us new again! Hallelujah!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Update 2

Thank you so much for your prayers for my friend. He is doing much better. Still having a hard time (but that's to be expected). Just please keep the girl's family in your prayers as they mourn this loss. I don't have much information about her, all I do know that she was only 17.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request

--UPDATE-- I just got word that the lady did not survive. Please pray for her family and continue to pray for my friend.

I come to you in this post with a prayer request. A very good friend (more like a brother) of mine was involved in an accident tonight. He and his girlfriend were on their way to eat and hit a lady walking down the street. My friend did not see her until she was just a few feet in front of him. He tried to swerve and slam on brakes to miss her, but unfortunately, he hit her. I don't know much about her condition other than she is still alive at this time and has been transported by helicopter to another hospital.

Also, the lady had a male companion with her and right after she was hit, the male companion punched out my friend's window and took all their money. The male has been arrested and is currently in our county jail. They are really shook up.

Please pray for this lady and for my friend and his girlfriend. I will post an update as soon as I have one.

Thank you in advance for your prayers.