1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Psalm 51:1-4
Most of us pray daily for many of our needs, workplace, business and ministry. This is a normal phenomenon of many Christians today. However, I began to realize is that how we pray before we became a believer. One day the Holy Spirit convicted my heart that God will not listen to religious prayers like to the idols. He is looking for a personal relationship. Thee more I realize how I treated God, the more I am convicted of my attitude, behavior and character.
In this psalm, David puts an emphasis on awareness of sin and how sensitive he must take heed from the Holy Spirit to change and be transformed through conviction from God. This opens up our hearts and true self to God and also opens our soul to God for ministering. In Singapore, time is never enough and whenever we pray, we don't really repent or aware of our sins and wrongs but keep asking God to bless us.
May the Lord show us His mercy and grace to admit we need to change and be transformed like Christ. Your amen will be the beginning of your new breakthroughs in 2018.
To God be the glory!
With Love Always,
Ps. Darien Choo