Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Clean Heart

According to the website, “When you’re in Kelowna, take a big breath since the city boasts some of Canada’s greatest air quality. Kelowna was ranked among the top two cities in the country for having the finest air according to the AirGenius Awards. The city has previously supported objectives that limit urban expansion and enhance energy usage in buildings to become one of the first sustainable communities in Canada.”


There is nothing as refreshing as a hot shower after a day of hard work, or the scent of clean sheets when crawling into bed at night. We are naturally repulsed by things that are cluttered or dirty. Which makes me wonder what the average person would see if they could look into their own hearts through the eyes of their Creator. What would you see if you looked into your own heart? After his sin with Bathsheba, King David was able to see his heart through the eyes of God, and so he wrote these words of repentance and faith in Psalm 51:10: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” David understood true repentance. Not only did he cry out to the Lord for a clean heart – a prayer that is guaranteed by Jesus’ death on the Cross – but he cried out as well for a heart that would remain steadfast. True repentance is making a 180-degree turn, desiring to walk in a totally different direction. David wanted to never go back to where his heart was with Bathsheba and Uriah – he wanted a clean heart that by God’s grace would remain so. We must as well.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley