Oops! Did I say that?
Have you ever have something come out of your mouth and you are as surprised as anybody? The bible tells us what has filled our hearts will come out our mouths; so that oopsie was there all along you - you just didn't realize it.
The problem is we often don't know what we've been harboring in our hearts. We tamp feelings down in there and go on with our days and forget about it.
But it's still there... ready to raise its ugly head when you least expect it.
Whenever I observe communion, our Pastor always talks about examining yourself. Before partaking of the bread and the wine representing Christ's sacrifice for us, it's a good time to make sure there is nothing that needs to be resolved between you and your Savior.
Such a time is a great opportunity to pray David's words:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10 KJV)
David was a man after God's own heart, despite the fact that he messed up - big time... and more than once. I think one of the reasons God showed David favor is because David was always willing to repent and ask to be made whole.
A clean heart - only God can create one. Only He can renew us. Our part is to acknowledge we messed up and then ask to be made new.
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