Psalm 51:7-15 NLT
 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  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.  Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.  Do not banish me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you.  Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you.  Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.  Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you. …
One problem we run into when we practice a Lenten discipline, such as daily reading this devotion, is it can quickly turn into something that we force ourselves to do. Self-discipline is not always a bad thing, for, without it, many people would never be able to hold down a job or finish any project they begin.
However, did you notice in David’s prayer of repentance he acknowledges that only God can bring about the transformation of a “clean heart” as he desires? Don’t stop your Lenten spiritual disciplines but approach your actions or fasting from a place of dependence and gratitude for how God is transforming and healing you. Remember, you are mere dust, and it is God who cleans us and make us whole again.
Where in your life do you need to remember that only God is God, and we are not?
Keep a Holy Lent, Pastor Josh