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“Search me, 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

Today’s YouVersion Verse
 
Am I loving You unconditionally?

Do I see Your infinite love for me shown by Your redeeming me with an outstretched arm when You died on the cross for me… (that You underwent mocking, insulting, rejection, hatred, persecution, death wishes from the ones You gave Your life for) because You love me this much?

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Do I recognize that you are THE. LORD. reigning over all who has sovereignty, infinite power, all-knowing wisdom, who has plans to prosper me, and not to harm me but to give me hope and a future, who are compassionate for me and want to mature me so that I may not lack anything? Or am I questioning Your character because of passing circumstances that You are allowing to mature me? 

Am I living in a way that shows You are my God? In what way am I dishonoring You? Please forgive and cleanse me for the ways I do. Please purify and renew my heart, soul, and mind.

Am I remembering that You are mine and I am Yours? Please show me the ways that I go off-tangent and do not behave as Yours. Please align my heart, soul, and mind with Yours that the fruit of my life will be consistent with being Yours.

What is crowding my heart leaving little or no room for You? Is there something or someone taking Your place as my Number One as my primary concern that if I lose this, I will or want to abandon You? Is my Number One me? Someone I love? Something I love? All of the above?

Thank You for Your desire for me not to make myself the god of my life which is for my own good.

Am I standing firm on the truths of Your Word, of Your character or am I allowing the enemy to plant his native tongue of lies intended to destroy my joy in You, my peace in You, my faith in You?

Am I remembering that the enemy,  (John 10:10 ), The Thief, comes only to steal and kill and destroy;  You have come that I may have life, and have it to the full.  

What am I allowing to get in the way of my faith, joy, hope, peace in You? 

Lord, help me surrender my heart, soul, and mind to You, for You to remove what is not of You and for You to place rightfully what You want. Please help me understand the word “Lord” so I can be keenly aware of Who is Master…because sometimes I think I am Your master. 

Thank You for Your Word which You have sent for my good. 

To let You—the all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful God who purposes only good for me—  be the true God, Lord, and Master of my life to take the Number One spot in my heart, soul, and mind is a world better instead of me— a foolish thinking-know-it-all, selfish, limited, human. Infinitely better. Eternally better.

 

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