Behold I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part you will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness that the bones you have broken may rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit away from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways and sinners shall be converted to you. Psalms 51:5-13
Every man needs to say this prayer. God is looking for broken and contrite vessels that can humble themselves before Him and plead for help, Men that can acknowledge that their help comes from the LORD [Psalms 121], Men that seek God’s truth rather than popularity, Men that will prostrate themselves at the altar of a merciful God and ask Him to purge them. Men that will seek joy from the Lord rather than running to night-clubs, smoking-joints, play-boy mansions, pornographic-internet-sites, strip joints, drug-dealers, sugar-mummies, pubs, massage parlors and every other man-made places.
God is looking for men that will seek the Holy Ghost rather than quick fixes. He likes men that are thirsty for Him. Men that will seek Him like David.
O GOD, you are my God; early will I seek you; my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for you in the sanctuary, to see your power and your glory. Psalms 63:1-2
Men that are not selfish and self centered but outward looking and ready to share with others the joy and love of God. They will look for God in the sanctuary, which means that they love to be in the presence of God, seeking his power. They do not run from the back but always stay at the front of things. They are the first to answer when God is calling. They are the first to say, “Here I am Lord, send me”. They do not disrespect their pastors and criticize them but rather they do their very best to be of help. They find something to do that will help their church grow. They are men of purpose. They support the pastor’s vision, they run with it. They are not easily swerved. They attend bible study and imbibe the word of God. They hide the word in their heart and use it as a sword to fight the enemy. They are great worshipers. They are good husbands. They make great fathers. May God help you to begin reflecting His image in Jesus name.
This is an excerpt from a book I co-authored with Pastor Justus.