Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)
I have no problem asking you to know my heart, test my mind and examine my life. I welcome you to know my heart, test my mind and examine my life. Do you have nothing to worry about? Do you have nothing to hide? Do you have every reason to be confident? No, I have only one reason to be confident. What’s that? My confidence is in you. You loved me enough to send your Son into the world to die for my sins so that I could be forgiven and cleansed of all my unrighteousness. He has made me to be acceptable in your sight. He has made it so that I can live in a close and intimate relationship with you. You are my Heavenly Father. Yes, I am. I am your child. Yes, you are. Your confidence is in the right place. You can be completely confident in my love for you.
I am confident in your love for me. So, I want you to know my heart, test my mind and examine my life. Why is that? I know that I will come up short. I know that I will be lacking. I know that I will have missed the mark. I know that I will need your help. Yes, you will. I know that you will want to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Yes, I do. I welcome your working in my life. I want what you want. I want to know you and do your will. I want to live in ways that please you. I want to follow you to where you lead me. I want to do all that you ask of me. I want you to accomplish your purposes and plans in my life. I want to follow you on the path of life that you have laid out for me. That is very good.
I will lead you. I will change your heart. I will transform your mind. I will guide your life. You can be completely confident in me. Keep welcoming my work in and through your life. Keep following me on the path of life that I have laid out for you. Yes Lord, I will.
Lord, know my heart, test my mind and examine my life. See if there are any wicked ways in me. Change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life so that I can live in ways that please you as I follow you on the path of life. Amen
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