By Julie Shurley
“ Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
It’s hard to see the faults and defects in our own hearts and trying to look for them ourselves can lead to discouragement and poor self-image. This is why we need to ask God to come in and look. Don’t be afraid to lay your heart open to your Heavenly Father's inspection. He looks, with the purpose of cleansing and renewing, not judging. Now while Jesus is still ministering in the Sanctuary the Holy Spirit will point out the things in our lives that we need to repent of. He will forgive and cleanse us if we confess. But more than that, He will take your hand and lead you into the right thoughts, actions, and habits that will give you a character prepared for heaven.
This inspection work cannot be done after probation closes. Let's take the opportunity now. Kneeling before God, pleading with Him to cleanse our hearts and lead us in the right way. Let’s have the faith to trust that He has forgiven and cleansed us and then let's strive to live a life of purity and loyalty to God. Let’s not be afraid and miss our chance to be cleansed. He loves us. We can trust Him.