David is the Bible is a man that I really respect. Besides being a musician, fierce warrior, he was also a great leader. While he was running from Saul people from all over the countryside joined his band of misfits. He had a magnetic personality and leadership style. I believe that one of the characteristics of being a magnetic leader is transparency. David, in many ways, wore his heart on his sleeve. David wrote psalms, poems, songs, etc.. as expressions of love for his God, and his spiritual journey.
Some time ago, as I was studying the Bible, my heart was heavy and I wrote my own form of a psalm. Sometimes it helps just to put something down on paper. Before you read it, just know that I do not think that what I have written is â€œScriptureâ€ â€“ it is just something that I hope helps you today.
My sin keeps me up at night,
it robs me of sleep and it haunts my thoughts
that should be focused on you and your purpose.
My sin remains as long as I desire it
and returns when my focus is not on you.
My enemies return and my heart pounds
and I look to my sin for relief
instead of you as my fortress and wisdom.
It is a broken crutch.
Lord cleanse me and forgive me.
I know your presence and companionship.
Your plan is far better than my sin â€“ please take it away.
I thought it was gone, but here it is again.
Keep my ways pure and my path straight.
It is my desire to follow You.