September 3, Today’s thought – Thirsty

I see beauty in dying sunflower stalks and corn fields that have given their all.

Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart – Mending will not avail; my heart is altogether corrupted; it must be new made, made as it was in the beginning. This is exactly the sentiment of St. Paul: Neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation; and the salvation given under the Gospel dispensation is called a being created anew in Christ Jesus.

We are thirsty.
Not thirsty for fame, possessions, passion, or romance.
We’ve drunk from those pools.
They are salt water in the desert.
They don’t quench — they kill.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: . . .”
Matthew 5:6

Righteousness.

That’s it.
That’s what we are thirsty for.
We’re thirsty for a clean conscience.
We crave a clean slate.
We yearn for a fresh start.
We pray for a hand that will enter the dark cavern of our world
and do for us the one thing we can’t do for ourselves–
make us right again.
Max Lucado, The Applause of Heaven

Trust God for your day, Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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