“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.” – Psalm 51:10-12
Someone once said, “The problem with many people is that they have just enough religion to bug them and not enough to bless them”. Sadly that’s true. They think of Christianity as a grievous burden rather than a glorious blessing. They are like the folks described by Adrian Rogers in the article below:
So many people have the idea that being a Christian is like taking foul-tasting medicine—it tastes awful, but you know you’ll feel better one day.
They’re like the young man who prayed at a prayer meeting with few in attendance: “Oh God, be with us now, and help us while the rest of the people are out there having a good time.”
Do you ever feel that going to church or having a quiet time is like going to the dentist? Then you’re getting your satisfaction in life outside of a relationship with God. It’s time to spend some time in prayer and ask God to renew your spirit.
Dear friend, the most miserable people on earth are Christians who are living out of God’s will, contrary to His Word. The happiest people are those who have discovered that God’s will is right, best, and safest, and are doing it. Which one are you?