Clean my Heart

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O Lord. I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly. Do not withhold your mercy from me, O Lord; may your love and your truth always protect me. [Psalms 40:1-11]

Holy Spirit I need to be self-controlled and alert. My enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I will resist him, standing firm in my faith, because I know that my brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. His divine power has given me everything I need for life and godliness through my knowledge of Him who called me by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given me His very great and precious promises, so that through them I may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. I will not forget this one thing: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with me, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. If I confess my sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive me of my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness. [1Peter 5:8&9; 2 Peter 1:3&4; 2 Peter 3:8&9; 1 John 1:9]

Therefore by Him let me continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of my lips, giving thanks to His name. I will not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. I will learn to obey those who rule over me, and be submissive for they watch out for my soul, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for me. For I am confident that I have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make me complete in every good work to do His will, working in me what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen (Hebrews 13:14-21)