Cast me not O Lord from Your Presence O Lord, take not Thy Holy Spirit from me, restore unto me the joy of thy Salvation, and renew a right Spirit within.
Father we thank You for the gift of another day, another wonderful day to worship and adore You. Praise be to You forever.
Beloved, greeting from the Throne of grace to the Saints in the land who are looking forward to that city which hath a foundation, whose builder and Maker is God. Let us thank God for another privilege to press up our demands towards heaven and get answers.
Our Father answers prayers and yours will not be different. Get compose and speak to your Father Whose love never fails, Who is ever willing to help you even before you cry out.
Beloved, do you remember what necessitated the prayer in today’s topic? Who prayed it and on what occasion was it said?
Ever wonder why God called David the man after His heart? David discovered that he cannot cover his sin. He discovered also he cannot hid it from God no matter how hard he tried. God sent a prophet to him to tell him that he can run but cannot hide from him (God). In that state of helplessness he cried out to God for help. he humbled himself and asked God to not only to forgive him but also to help him by creating in him a renewed and a right Spirit. Did God answered his prayer?
This is my confident and yours also that whenever we asked a help from God, He answers and grant same to us. Standing on that confident, can someone reading this devotional today, discover his/her filthiness and cry unto God? Can you consider your wretchedness before God and ask Him to wash away your sins and renew a right spirit within you. Can you pray that God should take away the perverse, crooked, hateful, sinful spirit and put in you a right spirit?
As we pray today, let us ask God to renew a right Spirit within us. As we go through the message, we will discover at what point do we desire to have a right Spirit renewed within us? At what point do we come to know God better in our walk with Him? You will also discover if you need this prayer line? All these and more will be considered in the message before us today.
Come along with us as we dig deeper into the word:
“Renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
A backslider, if there be a spark of life left in him will groan after restoration. In this renewal the same exercise of grace is required as at our conversion. We needed repentance then; we certainly need it now. We wanted faith that we might come to Christ at first; only the like grace can bring us to Jesus now.
We wanted a word from the Most High, a word from the lip of the loving One, to end our fears then; we shall soon discover, when under a sense of present sin, that we need it now. No man can be renewed without as real and true a manifestation of the Holy Spirit’s energy as he felt at first, because the work is as great, and flesh and blood are as much in the way now as ever they were.
Let thy personal weakness, O Christian, be an argument to make thee pray earnestly to thy God for help. Remember, David when he felt himself to be powerless, did not fold his arms or close his lips, but he hastened to the mercy-seat with “renew a right spirit within me.” Let not the doctrine that you, unaided, can do nothing, make you sleep; but let it be a goad in your side to drive you with an awful earnestness to Israel’s strong Helper.
O that you may have grace to plead with God, as though you pleaded for your very life—”Lord, renew a right spirit within me.” He who sincerely prays to God to do this, will prove his honesty by using the means through which God works.
Be much in prayer; live much upon the Word of God; kill the lusts which have driven your Lord from you; be careful to watch over the future uprisings of sin. The Lord has His own appointed ways; sit by the wayside and you will be ready when He passes by.
Continue in all those blessed ordinances which will foster and nourish your dying graces; and, knowing that all the power must proceed from Him, cease not to cry, “Renew a right spirit within me.”
Are you saying just that? Do you have any need to cry as David cried? It is on record that we come to know God better when we are tempted, in the wilderness or in great drought. We are driven to God by our very lack and helplessness:
“I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.” Hosea 13:5
Yes, Lord, Thou didst indeed know me in my fallen state, and Thou didst even then choose me for Thyself. When I was loathsome and self-abhorred, Thou didst receive me as Thy child, and Thou didst satisfy my craving wants. Blessed for ever be Thy name for this free, rich, abounding mercy.
Since then, my inward experience has often been a wilderness; but Thou hast owned me still as Thy beloved, and poured streams of love and grace into me to gladden me, and make me fruitful. Yea, when my outward circumstances have been at the worst, and I have wandered in a land of drought, Thy sweet presence has solaced me.
Men have not known me when scorn has awaited me, but Thou hast known my soul in adversities, for no affliction dims the lustre of Thy love. Most gracious Lord, I magnify Thee for all Thy faithfulness to me in trying circumstances, and I deplore that I should at any time have forgotten Thee and been exalted in heart, when I have owed all to Thy gentleness and love. Have mercy upon Thy servant in this thing!
My soul, if Jesus thus acknowledged thee in thy low estate, be sure that thou own both Himself and His cause now that thou art in thy prosperity. Be not lifted up by thy worldly successes so as to be ashamed of the truth or of the poor church with which thou hast been associated. Follow Jesus into the wilderness: bear the cross with Him when the heat of persecution grows hot.
He owned thee, O my soul, in thy poverty and shame—never be so treacherous as to be ashamed of Him. O for more shame at the thought of being ashamed of my best Beloved! Jesus, my soul cleaveth to Thee.
“I’ll turn to Thee in days of light,
As well as nights of care,
Thou brightest amid all that’s bright!
Thou fairest of the fair!”
Pray for God’s intervention in your life and situation as He will by His mighty Hand rescue you and renew the right Spirit within you.
We believe You Lord to save every harden sinners, backslider that seek Your touch today. We trust You also to strengthen all those in faith as Your Spirit grows deeper in them. Amen!
Remain blessed in the Lord.