Search My Heart

Every closet needs to be cleaned out.  Every garage needs to be gone through.   We all love to purge.  I wonder why that is?  Did you now there is even an anxiety that comes from clutter?  Have you every thought of how our hearts and lives need to be de-cluttered?   We need to be searched and we need conviction.  If we don’t cry out for those things, there will be consequences in our lives and in our health.

Today, I want to encourage others to pray this prayer from Psalm 139:23-24.  “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting:

Praying for conviction from the Holy Spirit will guide us unto a better path.  Searching our hearts and asking God to change us to be more like him will give us everlasting rewards.   Even as Christians, we need to re-visit, what a Christian is.  We are in this world, but we are not suppose to be of this world.   If most of your friends are not walking with Jesus, even thinking about Godly values, or in the word,  you might want to consider what you can do to begin not being like them, but being a light to them.    We can’t ever reach perfection but we can declare that “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord”  We can have healthy and heavenly goals in mind.  Not only will our lives be richly improved but we can bring hope to others.

Don’t be afraid to ask the Lord for conviction and to search your heart.   Don’t hang on to the things you know you are suppose to either let go of or change.   We need more peace in this world, and why not let it begin with you.

 

 

 

 

 

Back to College

Noah is already missing our daughter, Abbey.  It was such a great Christmas break for her and our 122 pound yellow lab, although it went too fast. He slept in the room with Abbey and stayed by her side throughout the day. I’m sure he overheard every conversation she had with her boyfriend, as he patiently waited for her undivided attention. He was there with her as we all opened Christmas presents on Christmas Day. He watched the ball drop with her on New Year’s Eve. Now, he waits patiently and dreams of the next time they will be together.