Friday, June 11, 2010

a holy ambition

Psalm 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
Psalms 51 through 55 have a lot to say about our tendency to sin against each other, and against God.  It seems we are bent on mischief, thinking we know a better way to make life work than leaning on God.  Talk about absurd...It's pretty obvious that our internal compass doesn't point to true North and our natural inclination is not to do, be, or go in the right direction.  But what if it became our focused purpose to please God?  What if we made it our life challenge to live right as we can, as we seek to keep Him in focus and follow His directions and demonstrate our love by commiting our actions to please Him?  What if it was "cool" to make holiness our pursuit?  What if there was a reality show where everyone sought to follow God as close as possible (and the winner would lay his prize at the cross)?  What if we began to see our lives full of the life that Jesus has made possible by conquering death?  I think we have the challenge of a lifetime in the quest for right-living.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Rob Smith

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