This entry was posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2014

May 3, 2014-As we have just finished Revival this past Wednesday night at Beulah Baptist Church I am pleased to say that it was a true success. God definitely showed up in a big way this past week. We saw one of our teens come and make a commitment to follow Jesus Christ publically and asked to be baptized and join the church. As well, we also saw to of our other teens rededicate their life to Jesus Christ and also would like to be re-baptized.

I am reminded by this that God is still on the throne and there are many more who we know that needs to know Christ as their Savior. There are still many Christians who probably need to rededicate their lives to Christ.

We often get caught up in the struggles of this life. Being pulled in every direction and most of those directions do not lead to Jesus. When we do not stay focused on our commitment to God then we tend to slip away from Him without noticing it is happening until it has happened.

We as Christians would do ourselves a service if we would read Psalms 51 and study it. In this Psalm it is where David is asking forgiveness for the sins he had committed with the incident with Bathsheba. He had fell away from God desiring the lust of this world. We are guilty of this as well at times in our life. We should not condemn David for his misdeeds for we do the same thing. Maybe not the same physical sin but yet the same spiritual sin.

Meditate on this Psalm and ask God do I need to pray this Psalm for my life as David did for his own life.

A Prayer of Repentance

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

51 Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,[a]
And blameless when You judge.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.