Pastor Adrian Rogers
You Can Have A Clean Heart and Renewed Mind
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to Thee; but his heart is not with Thee.” Proverbs 23:7
A teacher asked a little boy to finish this proverb: “Cleanliness is next to...” And he said, “Cleanliness is next to impossible.” Well, friend that little boy wasn’t that far wrong, was he?
It’s amazing what people do to try and purify themselves – fast, pray, kneel, walk, self-flagellate, hibernate, isolate. But sadly, they discover that human efforts aren’t the pathway to purity because they keep doing what Zig Ziglar calls “stinkin‘ thinkin‘.” Before we can hope to have a life of purity, we must have a clean thought life.
God works from the inside out. He knows that you cannot purify the water by painting the pump.
When was the last time you memorized a verse of Scripture? It’s easier to stay away from “stinkin’ thinkin’” when your mind is focused on the Word of God. This is a good time to memorize yesterday’s passage, Psalm 51:10-13: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation and uphold me with Thy free Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.” Start working on memorizing this passage today.
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Give Us Your Heart
Dave and Katie Richardson, His Heart My Voice (HHMV.Org)A beautiful song that shows God's heart for His people, His bride. A song that allows to see things the way our King sees them. He calls us to love like He loves. To have the same attitude as He does.
"Give us Your heart
Broken and longing
Crying for justice
Reaching with mercy
Give us the lost
Orphans and hurting
Dirty and lonely
We call on Your name
Give us Your heart.
My King He's returning
And He's coming back
His eyes are burning with flame
And He's searching for the one that He loves
The bride to come home."