Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A Contrite Heart

I have struggled with what to fast for the 21 days of prayer and fasting. Quietly asking God what I should do, He whispers ever so gently to me that it is not WHAT I do but HOW I can attain the goal of gaining a contrite heart and a broken spirit before Him. Suddenly it comes to me what I should do. I know what draws me closer to Him. For me it looks different than for you. What do you need to implement in your life for these 21 days and maybe even beyond
that you know will draw you closer to him? that will develop a broken spirit in you allowing you to be able to see Him reaching and calling out to you to give you what you need. He desires to be ALL for us. We have to remove blinders in our lives that keep us from seeing and receiving this ALL. God Bless, Tracy

Isaiah 65 (New Living Translation)
1 The Lord says,
“I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.

11 “But because the rest of you have forsaken the Lord and have forgotten his Temple, and because you have prepared feasts to honor the god of Fate and have offered mixed wine to the god of Destiny, 12 now I will ‘destine’ you for the sword. All of you will bow down before the executioner. For when I called, you did not answer. When I spoke, you did not listen. You deliberately sinned—before my very eyes—and chose to do what you know I despise.”

Psalm 51:15-17

15 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.
16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering.

17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.


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