Sunday, March 7, 2010

An Odd Request

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.

In today’s reading (Psalms 25 & 26) we see an odd request from David. David says to the Lord “Test me, O LORD and try me, examine my heart and my mind.” My thought when first reading this today, was how bold and foolish a request, but as I read on the gong of inspiration sounded.

David knew what he was doing. He knew the life he was living. As you read more of that passage you see that he was in tune with the father and he was living and walking with him daily.

Are you walking close enough to God, to ask him to test you, to examine your heart and mind? Does it scare you what he might find? Do you have things hidden deep in the recess of you mind that you don’t wont others to see, especially God himself? That is not the life he called us to live.

God has given us grace, and he wants to help you on your journey. He doesn’t want you to have to do this all alone. He wants to help carry your load. He wants to test you. He wants to mature you. He wants to walk beside you. Listen to the words of Christ:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Thank you LORD!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is Greg.

5Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 6And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.

Want to know if we are really Christian? Read 1 John.