Check me out

“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.

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