Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. -PsalmPsalm 51:10
What if we allow this to be our prayer?
The word “create,” used here, is the word “bera”. Bera, by definition, is a creation act which is only able to be performed by God. It is the act of creation which brings forth entirely new productions! I had never heard this before and it makes my heart swell. How amazing that God would create something that is entirely new within us.
I think, as believers, we are hopeful that God would take what is old and make it new…but this scripture tells us that God makes everything completely new.
Whether you are new to a life of faith, are returning from a time away, are wondering if all of this is real, or have been a faithful follower of Christ for a while, you may need a renewing of your heart. A clean start. This is what the Lord offers you. When we feel like we are not where we want to be as a person, pray this prayer.
Allowing this Psalm to become your prayer requires an action of open hands from you. Are you willing to hold your life open and ask God, the Creator, to do something totally new and right within you? Would you be willing to let the Lord create in you instead of you trying to make yourself.