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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 English Standard Version Bible

Three Chickens and a Piece of stale Bread

My neighbor across the road owns three chickens that come over to my front yard to eat the seeds that fall out of my bird feeders. Now we really know why the chickens crossed the road. I've found they will eat pieces of bread too. One day my wife put a piece of bread on the kitchen counter but didn't tell me it was for the chickens. After a couple of days I discovered the bread was for my neighbor's poultry but it had grown stale and hard and felt like a shingle.

David wrote this Psalm 3,000 years ago. As dealing with the human condition David's prayer is as relevant and fresh now as it was then. The human heart can at times become as stale and as hard as that piece of bread. 

Most of us know we can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ but did you know you can have a personal relationship with God the Father too? It's entirely possible. While we must not forget God is just concerning sin He is also full of loving-kindness to those who love and put their trust in Him. God took on human flesh in the form of Jesus Christ and lived among men (John 1:14). Jesus said if you have seen Him you've seen the Father (John 14:9).

An essential knowledge of God is not a means to gratify ourselves but it is wealth of the Christian life. We can know God the Father in an intimate relationship but He rejoices in hearts that are pliable, tender and yes, you might say fresh. Seek Him and He will find you and if you are these things you'll come to know Him in a brand new relationship. You'll be the coolest thing since sliced bread.