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Do you ever have those experiences when you are awakened early in the morning?
My sister-in-law was looking for musical advice based on Psalm 139. My wife quickly quoted verse 23 — “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”
This verse cries out to God for investigation: Search me, know me, test me and know my thoughts. A clear admission and submission to our Lord. The clear desire to be examined by our Master. But what do you do with the results?
James 1:22-25 says, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at hint, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it he will be blessed in what he does.”
When we go through a medical examination we usually respond to the results by correcting whatever we are told.
When God examines our spiritual life, we should make an adjustment to our lifestyle.
We all desire physical and spiritual health.
Our family, including one of our sons, his wife, my wife and myself, have undergone some changes in our lifestyle. We have lost significant weight. We feel better, look better and enjoy life.
This weekend is Pentecost, a time to reflect and be open to the Holy Spirit. What is the Lord whispering to your heart?
Hear the words of J. Edwin Orr -
“Search me, O God, and know my heart today,
Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts I pray,
See if there be some wicked way in me.
Cleanse me from every sin and set me free.”