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Yesterday morning, being Sunday, meant I was at my normal spot in the worship center, singing songs of praise with the rest of the congregation.  During the middle of this period of collective singing, the worship leader stopped us and reminded us of how much we all admire the great King David.  He expressed the way we relate to David and his hot and cold relationship with God.  Most of you know how one day he was praising God from the mountaintops and the next day he was hiding in a cave, full of sorrow.  And for some reason we can relate.

I agree with the worship leaders words.  For some reason we can relate.  I, personally, admire David’s words in Psalm 51. This is the song he penned after one of his most infamous mistakes – his little affair with the beautiful Bathsheba.

 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise. Psalm 51:16-18  New International Version (NIV)

I usually find comfort in this verse, because I can relate so well with being a broken, imperfect person.

I am, however, just not sure how contrite I am.

Definition of CONTRITE

: feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming

And that is something I need to work on!

How about you?

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Break It Down

Yesterday I started a fairly painful treatment on my knees called A-STYM therapy. When I say painful, I man ‘ouchie wawa’ painful. However this pain is supposed to bring about healing. The whole idea of the treatment is to break down the scar tissue and to create trauma for the muscles and tendons. This process will restart the healing process and eventually things should be better. YEAH!  So the painful process of breaking down begins to create healing.

So it is with our spirits as well. When we are haughty and self seeking and go about it on our own, bad things may happen. But the Creator says he likes a broken spirit.

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise. (Psalm 51:17 NIV)

Because then he can lift us up. So today embrace your brokenness and let God be the healer!  Then you like my patella tendon, can be on your way to better days!