GIVE US CLEAN HANDS
by Julie Schoville
James 4:1-10 “Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you.” (Verse 8)
Chris Tomlin surely was thinking of this verse when he wrote “Give us Clean Hands”
We bow our hearts, we bend our knees. Oh Spirit come make us humble. We turn our eyes, from evil things, Oh Lord, we cast down our idols. So give us clean hands. And give us pure hearts. Let us not lift our souls to another.
Our purpose is to overcome sin and the desire to sin. Wars and fighting come from the corruption of our own hearts. Our sinful desires stop prayer.
God teaches us to be willing to do good.
God loves us and wants us to repent and turn from our sin and to follow him.
God invites us:
+ to pray
+ to be humble in our service
+ hands cleansed by faith and repentance
+ to be sincere in seeking God with a pure heart
God, this is the day you have made.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may rejoice and be glad in it.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may surrender to you my agenda and to-do list.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may receive today your love from the ones you have blessed to give it to me.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may share today your love with the ones you have blessed me to give it to.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I, all people, and all creation may be awake and ready for the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ, and the glorious end of days.