Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life. Psalm 139:23-24 (MSG)
That is what I want you to do. What do you want me to do? I want you to examine my life. I want you to a long and hard and close look at my life. Aren’t you worried about what I will find? Not at all. You are that confident? Yes, I am that confident. Wait, let me be clear, I am not confident in myself, that would be ridiculous. My confidence is in you. What kind of confidence do you have in me? I am confident that you love and care for me. I am confident that you are molding and shaping my life. I am confident that you are and will continue to make me into the person you want me to become. I am like a lump of clay in your hands. So, I am positive that you will see many things that need to be changed in me when you take a long and hard and close look at my life. I know it is silly and foolish for me to speaking in this way. You know more about me than I know about myself. You know what needs changing in me even before the thought of asking you to examine me entered my mind. Yes, I do. Why then bother asking me to examine your life? It is the asking that you want from me. It is my welcoming you to examine my life that is pleasing to you. It is my willingness to submit myself to you that brings you joy. Yes, it does. You must know more than you have already said. Yes, I do. Tell me what you know. You have been and are and will continue to do a good work in me. You are helping me to become like you in my thoughts and words and actions. What else? Nothing, but good can come out of my inviting you to examine my life. I will never regret that you examined my life. I will never regret when you change me in ways that please you. I want what you want. I want to live the life you have called me to life. I want to be the person you have called me to be. These desires that you have placed in me will only occur as you examine my life and do your good work in me. So here I am, and I will say it again, “examine me”. Yes, I will. Yes, I will continue to do my good work in you. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, examine my life thoroughly. Test me. Do your work in me. Mold and shape me. Make me to be like you. I want to think, speak, and act like you. Lead me as I walk through life with you. Guard and guide me as I live out the eternal life you have given me. Amen
Key Question… How are you making it your daily practice to ask the Lord to investigate your life?
Living It Out… Allow the Lord to examine your life and make changes in you.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will examine your life and make changes in you.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has examined your life and made changes in you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow the Lord to investigate your life and make the changes He wants to make in you.
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