Psalms 51:10b Realignment step 2 – Steadfast Spirit.

Psalms 51:10b “And renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Renew a steadfast spirit in me!

Our spirit

Our spirit is the quality of us that connects with others. Our spirit also connects with the supernatural world of God and our enemy’s kingdom. The animal kingdom does not have this spirit. The animals only have natural senses and their specific nature. We, humans, can observe ourselves in this world. We can create, imagine, inspire, reason, and receive revelations. All these qualities and more are a part of our spirit.  

Damaged spirit

When we pray, our spirit connects with God’s Spirit. We can pray to the Holy Spirit and receive direction and comfort. Sometimes our spirit can become darkened and damaged. Our spirit and emotions may become unhealthy through pain and suffering or sinful lust.  

Have you ever felt overwhelmed and could not get your breath to be calm? It’s a good sign your emotions and spirit are hurting, and you may be seeking help in the wrong places. When we hurt, sometimes our spirit seeks pleasure and escape. While we all need times of rest, our spirits can become connected to the temptations of our supernatural enemies.

Enemies of our spirit – healing from God.

Ephesians 6:12-13 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

The enemy attacks when we are unarmed without God’s presence, and our spirit is damaged. When Jesus was led into the wilderness, He became physically frail after forty days of fasting. It was at this time the enemy came to attack Him. Jesus overcame by the word of God, and in Luke 2:12-13, “Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.” Jesus was in a weakened state both in body and spirit, but the angels of the supernatural world ministered to Jesus and sustained Him.

This is what David is saying and asking God to do for him. 

He says, “God, my spirit, emotions are out of whack. I am hurting and weak. I need a touch from the supernatural world of God to renew my spirit and make it steadfast and Godly. God touch my emotions and help me connect to others as I should.”

The NLT says “Renew a loyal spirit within me.”

The KJV says “Renew a right spirit within me.”

The Living Bible says “Filled with clean thoughts and right desires.”

Are you in a place of pain and frustration and want to escape? 

Open your Spirit to God. Pray and tell him you need Him to renew your spirit and emotions. Each day pray this prayer of Psalms 51:10-11 and allow time for your Spirit and God’s presence to bring healing to your heart and spirit.

Meditate on Creation and God’s Word

Spend some time looking at God’s creation. Reduce time on social media, tv, or phone and meditate on God’s creation and His word. You will feel restoring your spirit and emotions as God ministers to you.

Blessings to you as your lightnside grows brighter with the fuel of eternity.

Psalms 51:10a: Realignment Step 1: New Heart

Psalms 51:10a “Create in me a clean heart, O God!”

A New Heart

Psalms 51 is a great verse to read and pray frequently. It is especially needed in times of trouble or pressure. Our fallen nature and emotions sometimes get us out of alignment with God. You can lose your footing and begin to slide toward some of the traps of the fallen nature, helped by the enemy of our soul, Satan.

I use this verse often to align myself to a right relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. This verse is divided into four sections we will cover in four blogs. I hope you will be blessed by my thoughts, and may the Holy Spirit give you even more revelations from this scripture.

Part 1. Create in me a new heart, O God.

Create in me

As we travel in this life, our heart collects various poisons. As events of pressure, pain, or even pleasure come along our paths, our heart is affected. The poisons of the enemy and our fallen nature begin to collect and grow in the fertile environment of our hearts. Pride, anger, desire, and resentment can increase, affecting our spirit and relationships with God. We can also be filled with the wrong fuel, like failure, brokenness, fear, intimidation, and faithlessness. Our hearts are like a womb that can grow whatever is planted.

Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

Life revives around our hearts. The problem is we cannot use our hearts to fix our hearts. That would be like trying to examine our vision with bad eyes. We are not capable of restoring our hearts after they become poisoned. We need a new heart. A damaged heart cannot fix itself.

A new heart

I ask God to work in me to do what I cannot do and create a new heart in me. The process is for us to first look into your heart and repent of what is there. Identify your sins, identify your failures to God. Look in the past days and repent the thoughts, feelings, and sinful actions to God. Ask Him to forgive you. Ask Jesus to flood this new heart with His precious blood that will never lose its power. The first part of realignment is to understand you need a new heart, and only God can do this in you. David understands without a new heart, we are on a downward path to trouble. Confess and bow before the cross.

Oh God!

My greatest need is the creative work of God with a new heart.
A new heart where the Holy Spirit can live. One that can be filled with hope, faith, love of Christ, and joy.

Let the Lord create in you a new bright lightnside heart.