Create in Me a Clean Heart Oh God. Psalm 51:10

I chose Mark 12:30 as my bible verse for 2014 
because I want to learn to serve God 
with all my heart, 
with all my soul, 
with all my mind and 
with all my strength. 
I also chose this scripture because 
I like that it says with all my strength.
Matthew 22:36-40  says;
 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 
 And He said to him, 
“You shall love the Lord your God 
with all your heart 
and with all your soul 
and with all your mind. 
This is the great and first commandment. 
If the greatest commandment 
is to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul 
and mind, I have to study God’s Word to
 learn what this truly means.
I need a clean heart to accept God’s Word.
Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, 
O God, 
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.    
Ezekiel 36:26
And I will give you a new heart, 
and a new spirit I will put within you. 
And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh 
and give you a heart of flesh.
God is the one who can create  a new heart in me. 
He will remove my heart of stone 
and give me a living heart of flesh.
Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
Romans 8:27
And He who searches hearts knows 
what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes 
for the saints according to the will of God.
Proverbs 4:23
Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.
Matthew 5:8
“Blessed are the pure in heart, 
for they shall see God.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart 
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and he will make straight your paths.
James 4:7-8
Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners, 
and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Psalm 119:11
I have stored up your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, 
                       with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
                                              Hebrews 4:12
                           For the word of God is living and active, 
                              sharper than any two-edged sword, 
                        piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, 
                                        of joints and of marrow, 
                                 and discerning the thoughts and 
                                        intentions of the heart.
                   God is the only one who can give me a clean heart. 
               He is the only one who can remove my old heart of stone.
Father keep my heart from any evil 
so that I will live with You forever.
Father, create in me a clean heart 
and make me like You in all my ways.
Father, I pray that I will love You and 
You only with all my heart, and all my mind,
and all my soul.
Father I do not want to love any other God but You.
Father, please make Your living word dwell in my heart, 
my mind and my soul all the days of my life. 
Father, I please remove any unworthy thoughts 
from my heart, soul and mind.
Search me, O God, and know my heart!    
Try me and know my thoughts!
Thank You for creating a clean heart in me God.
Thank you God for searching my heart and
 knowing my ways and thoughts. 
Thank you for revealing Your will to me 
through Your Holy and inspired word. 
In Jesus Most Holy Name I pray, Amen.
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with all your heart just 
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Hau’oli Makahiki Hou

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We skipped Christmas at home this year and took a 10 day trip to Hawaii.
What a wonderful idea this was. We were enjoying 75 degree days while a lot of the country was covered with snow.
The islands of Hawaii were full of Christmas Cheer. It seemed strange to see the Christmas decorations in such a lush tropical location.
People greeted us with Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou everywhere we went. 
My tongue does not work well with the Hawaiian pronunciation. 

Hawaii has so many different cultures. It is so interesting. Hardly anyone you talk to is a native Hawaiian.
I am sure you will be hearing a lot more about Hawaii as I only have about 1600 pictures.
I will you the best for the coming new year.
2013—Can you believe it?
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
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How Shall They Hear?

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Romans 10: 14-15
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed?
How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?
And how will they hear without a preacher?
How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written,
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Romans 10:17 
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
Acts 19:5
And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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Are You Chasing Rabbits?

I have been trying to prepare lessons to teach in Zambia. My mind keeps jumping from one topic to another.  My husband calls it “chasing rabbits”.
Lord God, Most Holy, Most High please calm my mind so I can prepare what You want.
Then this scripture comes to my mind.
Psalm 46:10 ASB
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Some times I have to stop, drop and roll as I used to teach my pre-school students about fire.
Some times I am running around like I am on fire, not knowing what to do, not getting anything done.
If I just stop, and focus on God.
If I just drop to my knees and pray and thank God for all things.
If I just roll all my cares and worries over to Him.
Then, I can refocus and get the fires put out that are hindering my focusing on Him and worshiping Him as He desires.
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