Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10, NKJV
Most households use electronic devices like televisions, computers, smartphones, gaming systems, and other gadgets. Sadly, they have all been known to go on the blink. Most of us have learned the first step in fixing them is to turn them off and then turn them on again.
“Guess what, honey? I just fixed the television!” “What a coincidence, dear. I just fixed the breaker box!” “We sure are handy around the house!” Who knows or cares by what voodoo sorcery this embarrassingly remedial technique achieves its goal? What matters is it works.
Devices perform better after they reset, restart, and reboot. They suddenly remember what they were supposed to be doing all along. If your life is broken and you are not functioning properly, press that reset button. Ask God to bless you with a clean slate and a fresh start.