Saturday, March 10, 2012

Examine, eliminate

Ps 139:23 - 24 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.

The concordance says that wicked in this verse is from the word otseb which means
  pain, sorrow, or  idol

Wow that just jumped off the page and straight to my heart. I was just talking about hurts and holding onto them instead of letting Jesus set me free from them. And that these things hold me back from serving him fully.
 If there is something we hold onto that has become more important, or an excuse that keeps us from serving God, it is an idol.

I am very convicted by this, but there is hope. This psalm is telling me that God can help me search these things out and that God will lead me to healing and freedom from them.

God search my heart and help me to let go of these hurts and sorrows that have become idols, that stand in the way of my serving you. Reveal any lies I have believed from my past. Let your Holy Spirit's light shine through to expose these things and help me release them to you. In Jesus name I pray.

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