Friday, March 8, 2019
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
So the question comes: “Who are you?” The answer may be a 60 second elevator speech that paints a positive picture. Like a Facebook post that hides the bruises and blemishes of life and tells a fantastic fable.
Truly being known however is much more than a positively spun, superficial, vulnerability avoiding cover for reality. In fact, King David seemingly admits in Psalm 139 that he doesn’t know himself all that well. He takes the bold step to ask God to reveal his inner being to him – that he might be led deeper still into the everlasting way. That way is a way of knowing and being known by God and others (John 17:3; 1John 1:6-7).
Knowing ourselves, owning our reality – the good, the bad and the broken are critical to turning toward God (repentance), walking in the light, and receiving the depth of grace and unconditional love he has for us in abundance.
Are you willing today to ask God to reveal you to you? And in seeing yourself, I encourage you to remember He already sees it all and He welcomes you into His love because He loves you deeply. Take the risk of press into that life giving love today.