“Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7
This is the last week of “Spring Cleaning for your Heart and Home” bible study! This week has the potential to be a powerful week of cleansing, especially for the heart. We will be studying one of the most well-known passages in scripture when it comes to confession and forgiveness of sin, Psalm 51.
This psalm was written by David, after he had stolen another man’s wife and then arranged to have her husband killed. Wow. That sounds really bad, doesn’t it?
Adultery and murder.
Think about that for a few minutes. David was had just really screwed up his life. And where did he turn? To the Lord, where he knew he would receive mercy and cleansing.
Where do you turn when you know you have screwed up? Do you cry out to the Lord like David did here? And when you do, do you really feel whiter than snow?
A friend and I were talking about our children’s behavior yesterday. We were discussing our expectations, and I told her I was trying to let go of expecting them to
Am I going to have high expectations for them? Yes. But I am going to continue to shake down every behavior to the heart of the matter. This is how our heavenly father parents us. He wants to get past the behavior, to our hearts. The past can’t be changed.
But the heart can be cleansed.
Our hearts can be cleansed. We can come to The Cleanser and let the power of his word and his blood wash away the shame and the guilt of the biggest screw ups.
So this week, I invite you to do just that. Come dirty. Leave clean. How you ask? Commit to memorizing and meditating on this passage this week:
Monday: 7Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Tuesday: 8 Oh, give me back my joy again;
you have broken me—
now let me rejoice.
Wednesday: 9 Don’t keep looking at my sins.
Remove the stain of my guilt.
Thursday: 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Friday: 11 Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.
Make David’s words your own heart’s cry. Commit to the house cleaning in the study book as well and by Friday we will be seeing and feeling RESTORATION! This is it ladies, the LAST week!
The study guide is available below: