Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Psalm 51 v 10
There are times in our lives that we can mess up. We can feel like a failure, we can feel dirty and ashamed. It could have been a sin you’ve committed, it could be the way you acted towards someone else, it could have been a really bad attitude you never realised you had, it could have been when you’ve let someone down in a bad way.
The beauty of the cross is that it’s a ‘baggage drop off point’.
It’s a place where we can drop off our sin, shame, failures, mess and the junk of our lives. When Jesus died on the cross, He took up all our mess for us, He paid the price, and He wears the scars of our freedom.
So when we feel dirty and ashamed we can drop off our garbage at the cross and receive God’s forgiveness, grace, love, acceptance and help to live right for Him. He takes away the dirt of our lives like today’s verse says and puts in us a clean heart, and a loyal spirit.
Cube Challenge: There’s a couple of things you can do today guys as you spend time with God;
1. Any of the things that have weighted you down and have drawn you away from God, write on a piece of paper
2. Crumple them up and put them in the bin – this symbolises what Jesus did for you on the cross.
3. Ask God for forgiveness from these things and He will put in you a clean heart
4. Ask God to help you live right for Him in these areas in the future.
MEDIA: As you spend time with God today, check out this track and let God speak into your life;
Hillsong – ‘Beautiful exchange’