“Search me, O God and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” – Psalm 139:23-24 (NKJV)
After we have followed God for a while we can be doing so well and really growing in God. We can do loads of stuff with Church, go to stacks of different meetings, and be a part of everything that’s going on. But without realising it, we can develop stuff in our hearts that doesn’t please God, and often its stuff we didn’t even realise that was there. We can do things like grow jealous of someone who’s better at us in a certain thing or we can begin to grow proud.
It’s attitudes like these that can creep up in our hearts that we maybe we aren’t aware of. But in this Bible verse here, the writer is asking God to search their heart to see if there’s any wickedness (stuff that doesn’t please God) in their life that they aren’t aware of and ask God to show what it is and help them to deal with it, leading them into God’s best, ‘the way everlasting’.
If you allow God to strengthen your heart and develop your character, He can transform you to be more like Jesus, more glorifying to God and a better reflector of God’s love and life to the world around you.
Cube Challenge: Get some time alone with God and ask Him to show you ideas, attitudes or desires in your heart that aren’t pleasing to Him.
Ask God to help you change and become more and more like Jesus.
Throughout this coming week you’ll be amazed at how God will come and speak you about how you can grow in Him.