“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24 NLT
King David speaks in this Psalm of the omniscience or all-knowing nature of God. He searches the deepest depths of our soul and finds the motivation that drives our heart. The Lord knows each one of us with infinite intimacy and we can rest in the knowledge that we are known. The ungodly cannot hide their dirty deeds, but conversely, the believer can be assured that every problem they will ever have God knows all about. The Lord isn’t a passive God. He acts as He chooses, when He chooses. Whenever we cry out to Him we can know He hears us.
During the Lenten season, when spiritual reassessment is to take place, David’s request needs to be ours as well. We should be asking the Lord to, in all His wisdom and foreknowledge, search our hearts, for many times we don’t even know ourselves. But God knows and is more than willing to rearrange our troubled life. We must find out anything that might be an offense to our Heavenly Father and ask for His leadership down the narrow path that He has set before us.
Don’t take your relationship with God lightly. While we truly can do as we please without given the Lord a second thought, it isn’t beneficial or constructive for us to do so. God knows the perfect path for us to take and will be our guide in the person of the Holy Spirit if we ask and allow it to take place. Don’t be fooled into thinking He doesn’t care about the smallest detail in your life. God cares about anything and everything that matters to you. So lie down on the altar of your life and allow the Spirit of God to perform spiritual surgery on you so that you might became just a little more like Jesus in your daily life. This should be our personal goal, for as scripture declares we are His ambassadors on this earth. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Other verses of note:
Then he said to them, “You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.” Luke 16:15
"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve." Jeremiah 17:10