Friday, March 15, 2013

Psalm 51:10...



I love it when my heart feels soft and tender to God's Spirit.
It reminds me of a field all plowed up, with all the rocks, sticks and roots removed, 
all ready for seed to be sown in it.
Or, a free flowing fountain with nothing hindering the flow of the life-giving water.

On the other hand, I hate it when I know my heart isn't right with God.
When I'm struggling with any sort of sin issue my heart feels hard.
It reminds me of a field full of stubborn roots and buried rocks.
Or,  a fountain all stopped up.

I want to live a life of repentance.
I need God to create a clean heart in me everyday.
I need Him to renew a right spirit within me constantly.
I want to live with my heart soft and tender to God's Spirit at all times.


Still following,


Scripture and Snapshot

22 comments:

  1. Dear Elizabeth
    I know what you mean with the joy of having a heart receptive to our Pappa God. But sometimes we are so hard of hearing when He wants to correct us. Then ploughing up the fallow ground is the only option!! I love visiting your blog and was honored to link-up after you at Sandra's for your speak with wisdom that only comes through experience.
    Much love
    Mia

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  2. So lovely and so very true. Blessings, Patricia

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  3. I want a clean heart. Thank you for the reminders of how God can change me, if I let him.

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  4. Wow, that one was great. Thanks for this insight, it is a great way to think of it and the light bulb came on for me. It is a great feeling to be in that cleaned up,soft, ready to use state.

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    1. If I helped at all, it's because of Him, not my own wisdom!

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  5. amen ... the plowing and cultivating and sowing can hurt - lots. but oh, the harvest ...

    Linda

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  6. Reminds me of the old song, "softly and tenderly Jesus is calling"... he gently leads us if we choose to listen.

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  7. So very true, we are all in need of His daily cleansing.

    Mary

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  8. Hi Elizabeth,
    What an amazing comparison and so true.
    The Christian should be living a life of repentance on a daily basis. Repenting is not a one time deal at all but something we must go through often.

    Blessings hon,
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  9. I try to pick a word for each new year but this year there were 3. Create, renew, restore (all from Psalm 51). Thanks for the reminder. I found your blog about a month ago and always look forward to your posts.

    Blessings!

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    1. I'm so glad you found my little place on the web! I LOVE your words for 2013 and that they are taken from Psalm 51.

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful writing here--thank you again!

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  11. I love this verse. And I know a song version of it, so it is always right there when I need it.

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  12. Good thinking and sharing, Elizabeth. Truly makes sense for me, and a new way of viewing the soil... knowing that even when it looks "loverly" on the top, to everyone walking around, it could be a bit different underneath. I've never thought of it that way. You truly touched my heart today.

    Thank you, Sister.

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  13. Oh, the photo and the music is simply lovely.

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  14. I'm stopping by from Jumping Tandem's Sunday.
    What a beautiful and wonderful words.
    I hope you have a blessed week!

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  15. Wow, that is a beautiful picture, I am in love with the bokeh effect... and one of David's verses... love it.

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  16. I love that song/verse. Your picture is a lovely example of the beauty only He can create.

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