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10 Oct

I'm in a wrestling match....

...with myself. And some days I can't decide if I'm winning or losing.

I guess Paul felt that way when he said "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do" (Romans 7:5).

Some days it seems so e-a-s-y to live the Christian life, to walk in obedience, to be aware of the power of God moving.

But then there are those OTHER days when, if you were going by feelings, you'd wonder if you were a Christian at all. Not that you were doing or saying anything wrong - but oh - the attitudes of the heart, mind and spirit.

May David’s prayer in Psalm 51:10 become MY prayer - daily...

"Create in me a PURE heart, O God, and renew a STEADFAST spirit within me."

Guess that's where most of the wrestling comes from... that steadfast business.

But, the verse is asking God to create the pure heart and to renew a steadfast spirit. 

As long as I cooperate, the job HE’S trying to accomplish goes much smoother.

I am DETERMINED to steadfastly pursue steadfastness, along with a pure heart.

How determined are you?

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