Clean and Renewed
Written Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
As some of you may very well realize, this is my first devotional writing of 2009. This particular writing is less devotional and more of just something I’m putting together to just share something you may wish to do as well.
Tonight, as Caroline and I were attending a church’s Wednesday night activities, a familiar verse from Psalm 51 was mentioned, which reads:
“10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (KJV)
Recently I began reading through a daily devotional book which contains several tidbits from the writings of John Wesley. This book is compiled around this very idea from Psalm 51 in that each devotional is set to inspire the reader to desire a renewed spirit with God.
As a new year begins, many people often seek to find a way to start something afresh, clean and unblemished that they could not accomplish the year before. This year, one thing I personally wish to strive for is a renewed fellowship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is a good thing, as many know that it is very trying to stand firm in our faith if we do not consistently renew ourselves in our faith.
As I go through this devotional series, which is geared to last the entire year, I will occasionally write devotionals based completely in this idea of renewing our hearts and relationships with God. I hope that perhaps you too will look to be renewed in your walk in our faith.
Written by Timothy Hegerich