Create in Me

Create in Me
 

Psalm 51:10-12 (ESV) ~ Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

 

The Lord gave the Holy Spirit to David when Samuel anointed him (1 Samuel 16:13 (ESV) ~ Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.), and David didn’t want to lose the blessing and help of the Spirit, as had happened to Saul when he sinned (1 Samuel 16:14 (ESV) ~ Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him.). Today the Spirit abides with believers forever (John 14:15-18 (ESV) ~ If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.), but God’s children can lose His effective ministry by grieving the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30-32 (ESV) ~ And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.), lying to Him (Acts 5:1-3 (ESV) ~ But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?), and quenching Him by deliberate disobedience (1 Thessalonians 5:19 (ESV) ~ Do not quench the Spirit.).
 
Pastor Andy Lambert