Renewing Your Spirit

Psalms 51:10-12 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit.


6 Characteristics of a renewed spirit

A clean heart

  • 1 Samuel 16:7 “God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
  • From the core of who you really are, desire to do the will of God
  • Proverbs 4:23 “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”
  • When your heart is right, life goes right
  • Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
  • We need the word of God and the right relationships because your heart can be tricky

A right spirit

  • Ruach: Spirit, Breath
  • Breathing is necessary; you don’t think about it
  • Our connections with God is by our spirit; when our spirit is right, life is flowing
  • Your spirit knows things your head has not caught up with yet
  • Your life is coming out of your spirit not just your will, strategies, and programs

Love the presence of God

  • We love worship because we love God’s manifest presence
  • Psalms 16:11 “You will make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; in your right hand there are pleasures forever.”
  • Psalms 42:5 “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.”
  • There is nothing like the gathering of your church family to worship together

A fresh relationship with the Holy Spirit

  • We need a relationship with the Holy Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit empowers us, anoints us, comforts us, and reveals to us
  • We need the power of the Holy Spirit to do the will of God

Restored joy

  • Psalms 100:2 “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.”
  • It could be that you’re in need of a spiritual renewal and an awakening if you no longer have joy in serving, giving, connecting, worshiping 
  • We don’t live in a “have to” on these things but rather a “want to”

A willing spirit

  • Psalms 110:3 “Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power.”
  • Mark 14:38 “Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
  • Your born-again spirit is willing; make sure it is healthy