“Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.” Psalm 26:2-3.
I give the Lord full run of my life.
I want Him on my case when I mess up, whether I realize the mess-up or not.
The more He checks me out the more conscious I am of lapses.
I cannot function as I should apart from Him. I try it so often and sooner or later return to Him with a disappointed heart.
Satan wants me to think that I can manage myself. That I don’t need God or that I’m so “close” to God that I can figure out what He wants. Satan’s bottom line is to get me separated from God and doing his bidding. He is so deceitful. Such a liar. And I am so vulnerable to his godless suggestions.
I not only want God ceaselessly examining me, but I want the results loud and clear. I beg to know what He sees of me so that I do what’s necessary to have an ongoing relationship with Him.
I cannot afford separation. I am too prone to sin.
“Test me, try me, and examine me, O Lord.”
Conclusion: I must seek His evaluation and react appropriately with the results.