“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” ~ Psalm 139:23-24
Do we ask God to “search” our hearts and to test us as to know our thoughts? To see if there be any offensive way in us? We certainly should!!
God already knows the state of our thoughts and hearts, but many times we do not. By His “searching” and “testing” it is revealed to us what we are truly like in these areas. When we hold our thoughts and actions up to the Word of God, do they line up in obedience to it?
The Psalmist knew that his did not always pass the test, but he also knew that he belonged to God and that God would never forsake His child!
When the Holy Spirit that indwells each Christian convicts us of a sin we need to address and change from, we are to do as it says in 1 John 1:9 and confess it to God. Then we are to put it behind us and move on with a purpose in our heart to be more obedient to God.
When we read, meditate upon, and apply Scripture to our lives everyday, we are being lead in the everlasting way! There will be no room for unrest and anxiety when we stay focused on Christ. He brings peace, joy, and contentment when we are centered in Him!!
Lord, help me to live a life that is obedient to Your Word and thus pleasing to You, for this is my true desire!!
Contributed by Mary Heuss Nelson