Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ Spiritual Sundays "A Clean Slate"

I have thoroughly enjoyed a book(daily devotional) I received for review recently. It is Billy Graham's Unto the Hills ~ A daily devotional. I just had to share today's devotion with all of you.


Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Did you ever have the experience in a school of erasing an entire blackboard? When the slate has been wiped clean, it is as if nothing at all had ever been written on it.

This is what God does for us when we come to HIM confessing our sin. First John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

How many tmes in your life have you wished you could start all over again with a clean slate, with a new life? Resolve right now to allow God to wipe your slate clean by confessing your sins and letting HIM give you a brand-new start.

The apostle Paul did this when he said, "Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" Phillipians 3:13-14 RSV

Our Father and our God, I come to YOU conscious of my sins and failures but confident in YOUR Love and Mercy toward me. Thank you for giving Your wonderful grace and forgiveness to me and for wiping the slate of my life totally clean. Let me start all over with YOU and live in YOUR purpose for my life, now and forever, through Jesus Christ my Savior. Amen.

Happy New Year to all of you! I pray this New Year will be one in which you experience the Lord in ALL you do. He Loves and Adores each one of you.

Thankyou Charlotte and Ginger for another wonderful year of Spiritual Sundays! I can't wait to see how the Lord uses this blog to bless the lives of those whom HE brings in the days ahead! May you both be blessed for your willingness to share HIM with all of us!! I am so thankful to be a part of this each and every week! To join in go here