Welcome to the daily devotional we have. This is a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I will have a video that relates to the devotional.
This devotional is titled “Experiencing God’s Renewal”. It is 5 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.”
“Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.”
The heart is the center of life. It is within this uniquely created internal organ that we have physical life. Without it, life is just not possible. The heart is also the center of spiritual life. Proverbs tell us that we must guard our heart because it is the wellspring of both physical and spiritual life. Our heart determines our actions and reflects whether or not Christ is the center of our lives. That is why it is important that we ask God to continually renew our hearts. Take an inventory of your heart today. Is your heart where it needs to be or do you need God’s renewal? Ask God to renew your heart and commit that He will remain at the center of your heart.
Protecting your heart is key. Also, protecting your mind is key. The two are intertwined whether you realize it or not. Listening to garbage music will make your heart desire what you are putting into you. Same goes for garbage movies, TV, conversations, porn, etc etc. You need to remember that just because you think you can handle something, does not mean you actually can. God does not tell us to do certain things just because He can tell us to do stuff. It is for our own good. Protect your mind, protect your heart.