Examine My Heart
“Search me Lord and know my heart, try me and know my ways and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24).
All through Scripture we are encouraged by the Lord to examine our heart. David said in Psalm 139, “any wicked way;” this would be any wicked way of thinking, feeling or acting. The thoughts of our heart are sometimes hidden from view, but can be clearly seen by our actions and our responses. Psalm 23:7 says, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.”
You can have the right intentions and want to respond correctly, but find it very difficult if you have been hurt or offended. That is why the prayer that David prayed in Psalm 139 is so important for us to pray today.
The thoughts of our heart determine our decisions, actions, and how we respond to others. We need to examine the condition of our heart, especially after we have been hurt or wounded by someone and know we are offended. I believe that taking up offenses is one of the greatest traps of the enemy today.
Pray this simple prayer daily and watch what happens: “Search me Lord and know my heart, try me and know my ways and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24).
Written by Denise Boggs