Mound Visits, 10/5/18
David was a shepherd, then a fierce warrior and later a king. He also made some serious mistakes in his personal life. As king, he sent his lover’s husband to the front lines knowing that he would most likely be killed. Because of these great sins, he lost his way but eventually became remorseful, repentant and totally dependent on God’s mercy, forgiveness and grace. His honesty and transparency before God became a wonderful example for us in Psalms. This prayer offered to God is both beautiful and convicting for me:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me to the way everlasting.”
God knows our hearts, but He delights in hearing from us. Are my prayers just a wish list? Do I ever ask God to search my heart and then reveal my offensive ways to me?
God can change the world, but if He does, it will happen one heart at a time.