Psalm 51 was written by David and came at the time of his adultery with Bathsheba.

David pleaded with God for mercy, forgiveness, and cleansing, because David knew that he had to make things right in his own heart to serve God.

This Psalm shows God will always forgive someone who is truly repentant – no sin is too great to not be forgiven – after all, David was a murderer.

Yet, although our sin is always forgiven, God does not always stop the natural consequences of our sin, and as we see in David’s own life and family, they were never the same again as a result of what David did.

David knew that it wasn’t about routine and his relationship with God was so much more than sacrificing a burnt offering (which was the Old Testament Law at that time). David understood 100 of years before Jesus died on the cross that all God truly wants is our hearts.

Sometimes I have reflected on situations that I am facing and have realised that I am trying to seek God’s forgiveness by sacrificing an offering. Whereas, I realise now, that all God truly wants, is me.

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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