Friday, March 30th

Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.  Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  - Psalm 51:9-10

Lord, my natal spiritual defect is that I have a corrupted heart.  From that heart I have erred in too many ways to count.  I know I am forgiven.  But what I ask today is that you create a new heart in me for today.  Use the new morning mercy you promise to change who I am today.  I am dependent on your daily medicine.  Oh, God I do not want the placebo that the world offers to cheer my soul.  I want the real thing, pure grace.  Make me a new, selfless, happy, and generous person today - all because I know I am forgiven and loved by you.  Take away my judgmental, unhappy heart and give me the steroid that helps me walk three feet above who I would be today without you. AMEN

The human soul is the epicenter where grace works.  All good human operations come from the changes that happen inside and not outside of that holy room. 


Additional Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-10, Genesis 50:20-21, Matthew 5:1-12