One day as I meditated on the word “examine” I reiterated all of the things I had done that day. I suppose I was hoping God would be impressed as I examined myself and found that I had accomplished so much. However instead of the “Well done, thou good and faithful servant,” that I was hoping to hear, I heard,”What was your heart doing today?” I had no answer for that, and I still ponder what would be the answer He is looking for. I am sure it has a great deal to do with love. It is much wiser to ask God to examine us, and it is even wiser to listen to His voice of love as He then guides us in the way everlasting.
Search me, God, and know my heart;
try me and know my thoughts.
See if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
So Lord, I see what you mean. You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up. You know my thoughts. You understand my path and when I lie down. You know what I’m doing and thinking all of the time. You know what I’m going to do and say even before I say or do it. You have hedged me behind and before and laid your hand upon me. That’s to keep me safe and give me peace. This is so wonderful I can’t even describe it. Even though you know my thoughts, motives, and actions, you are still willing to look out for me and lay your hand upon me. This is truly incredible to me! Please forgive me for my wrong thinking, my negativity and jealousy. I know my hope is in You. Peace and joy come rushing in again like fresh water cleansing me. Thank you. I look up and see Your face, and I am encouraged. Let the joy flow from me, and let Your love and wisdom flow from me, I pray. In Jesus name, Amen.
When He examines your heart today, what will He find? Tune in to the Voice of Love, and hear what He will say to you!