Lately as I’ve been reading God’s Word, I’ve found myself simplifying Scripture by breaking it down into instructions or commands. Today as I was reading Psalm 139, God stopped me at David’s “instructions” to Him in verses 23-24. Since I’ve never been super comfortable telling God what I want Him to do, (I’m not saying David was wrong there, I’m just sayin’ it’s not some place I’m goin’ at this stage in my life), I figured I would turn them into questions.
So here they are.
Four things I want to ask God every day:
1) Lord, will you search me and show me my heart? I need to know what it’s really like. Don’t let me fool myself or let pride overtake me.
2) Lord, will you test me and show me my anxious thoughts? I need to know where I’m not trusting so my faith can grow.
3) Lord, will you see if there is any offensive way in me? I’m often blind to my own faults, and I need you to open my eyes.
4) Lord, will you lead me in the way that leads to life forever with You? I never want to be without you again.
I love these. Because I know without a doubt that as I stop and ask these questions that He will always answer, “Yes.” Even if the truth may hurt a little.
Because He loves me like that–and as I sit here on my couch writing, that thought gets me smiling.
Here’s another thought that gets me smiling.
He loves you like that, too. Just ask Him!
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14