"Ever Pray This Prayer"

May 20, 2021 | By Chuck

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there by any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24)! Does a prayer like this intimidate you? Is it a little scary or overwhelming to think about God searching your heart and your ways? Well, the truth of the matter is that God already knows our heart, thoughts and ways. In fact, God knows everything about us.
Why would David or anyone else, pray this prayer? This prayer is not about allowing God to see or learn something that He doesn’t already know about David. This prayer comes from complete humility and a strong desire to give everything to God. David’s ultimate goal is for God to lead him in His way everlasting. For God to lead David or us today, we must have the right heart, thoughts or focus and our ways must align with God’s. This prayer is about humbly asking God to know us and the changes we must make to be closer to Him. I want to be God’s man, so I know I need Him to search my heart, thoughts and ways and help me to make the necessary changes to walk with Him in His way everlasting.