As I listen to Christian music on the radio I hear the same tone and striving all through.
The songs are sung from a place of desperate unbelief. Pleading with God to do something.
But beloved God HAS done something…we need to believe it.
For instance even singing psalm 51 comes out of unbelief. Keith Green popularised that psalm.
Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psa 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
God HAS PUT A NEW SPIRIT within you. He has done it. God HAS purified your heart by faith in Jesus…your spirit is clean and right with God–perfect in fact.
Cast me not away from your presence? Not a chance. You have the Spirit of God if you received Him when you believed on Jesus. He aint going anywhere.
The problem is that we do not believe the Lord, we believe our feelings or lack thereof.
You are clean. You are a new creature because you have a NEW SPIRIT within you.
If you are to have a clean heart, then perhaps it can relate to ceasing to spout rubbish about having a dirty polluted heart. You don’t!
That heart has been removed–and in it’s place a new heart was given you. His name is Jesus Christ.
We need to see all things through the finished work of the cross. David could not know what he longed to know for Jesus had not yet come.
But for us He has come, and He has given us an understanding that we might KNOW HIM. You will not know Him if you think you have a dirty heart…that you still need to get a new heart.
Are you born again or not?!
Faith says I am pure and holy before God because Jesus is my righteousness.