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


  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

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

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

  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.

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

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


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

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


  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,

  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.


    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.

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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


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