By Debi Baker
"10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
Psalm 51:10 NIV
This is my prayer...I desire to have a pure heart. I want to have a steadfast spirit. What is a steadfast spirit?
The definition of the word 'steadfast' is:
1) firm in purpose
3) firmly established
With that definition, I would say that a steadfast spirit is on that is firmly established, unwavering, absolute in the purpose of following God. That is the kind of walk I want as I follow after the heart of God. I want to be firm in my purpose to be a daughter of the most High God. I don't ever want to waver to the left or the right...I want to walk the straight walk completely unwavering and sure. I want to be firmly established in my walk. I refuse to let the enemy draw me off the path. He can throw whatever he wants at me...but I will not follow him to hell. I am bound for Heaven. I pray that God will always keep my heart pure. My intentions need to be Christ-like. I pray that God will always make me aware of anything in my heart that could be used by the enemy to draw me off guard.
Yes, Lord, create in me a pure and clean heart. Renew that steadfast spirit within me on a daily...hourly...basis. Help me to never waiver!
What is your prayer today?