Increasing Capacity

David asked the Lord to increase his heart’s capacity.  Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

When I bought my mobile there were huge old shrubs in front that housed countless spiders.  I had my landscaper tear them out and create a capacity for something new.

The Lord desires to reveal Himself in new ways through every situation in our lives.  He wants to lead us into the uncharted territory of His preplanned purposes.  He wants us to embrace Him through those changes.  It requires faith and trust.

What debris is cluttering your heart?  Things like bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, lies of the enemy that you have believed, fears, griefs, etc. all decrease our heart’s capacity to be single minded and wholehearted.  Anything we bury becomes debris that diminishes our heart’s capacity to trust.

Buried things keep that part of our heart clogged up with unresolved issues.  They section off our heart into fragments.  Isaiah 61:1 says that He came to heal the brokenhearted.  Those whose spirit was crushed through life’s circumstances.  Hearts that are walled off because of buried emotional pain.

David had another prayer.  Psalm 86:11-12 says, “Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.  I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore.”  David was asking the Lord to unite His heart to embrace the Lord’s way.

Here is a prayer for us: Lord, I ask You to clean out my heart.  Create a place for the newness You desire me to walk in.  Increase my capacity to dwell in Your word, and to hide Your truths in my heart.  Truths that will help me remain steadfast in my trials and adverse circumstances.  I want to follow after You with pure desire, and  wholeheartedness that will bring glory to Your name.




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