Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.
Every spring, many Christians from different denominations celebrate Lent Season, which is a time of prayer, fasting, and repentance forty six days before Easter excluding Sundays.
During this time of season, dedication to prayer is of central importance. When we spend time alone with God in prayer; His spirit comforts us, directs us, and shapes our character. Prayer moves God to give us renewed ways of thinking so that we can be successful in making the best decisions for ourselves and for those whom He has entrusted into our care.
Fasting is also essentially important and does not necessarily mean to give up food; but to give up anything that we often desire. Fasting reminds us that we can live without these things, it also reminds us of the significance of expressing empathy and compassionate towards those who are less fortunate in their overall well-being.
Repentance leads us to surrender our weaknesses to God and to desire change for the better good in us. When we change for the positive, we can help bring new and wonderful changes into our environments and the lives of others.
As we honor and worship God; we allow Him to cleanse our hearts and to spring forth His continued love and new things in all areas of our lives.
Words to remember:
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth. (Isaiah 43:18-19) Amen.