LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce

Psalms 51

1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love.

Because of your great compassion blot out the stain of my sins.

Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. Ps 51

Disconnection from God = Constant state of Anxiety

1) Accept responsibility for being out of God’s will.

For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night.

Denial is closing your eyes to your rebellion. It makes it impossible to understand the source of your anxiety.

Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.

For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

You can’t fix yourself. Only God’s grace makes you right.

But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.

Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

2) Find your joy in God.

Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me—now let me rejoice.

Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

3) Influence others with your God experience.

Butology – I once was but now I am.

13 Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you.

14 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.

Praise God with your words, heart, and life.

15 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.

16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.

You do not want a burnt offering.

17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

18 Look with favor on Zion and help her; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

Serve God and others as a result of your love for God. 

19 Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit— with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.