This post is part of the Five Minute Friday link-up where we write what’s on our heart for five minutes flat, unedited (hmmm…). The writing prompt for today is SEARCH. Here goes –
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test my thoughts. Point out anything you find in me that makes you sad and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
This is the “go to” verse for this week’s prompt, and so much more in life. I like it. I read verses 13 – 17 at my daughter’s wedding because God knew them both before they were born (v. 13), that He put them together (v. 16), and that he would be with them all the days of their life together (v. 18). They needed to know.
On a much-needed vacation, I was deep in thought walking along the Virginia Beach boardwalk when my cheeks began to tingle. Putting my hand to my face I realized it was grains of sand being carried by the wind causing the prickly stings. Immediately, I realized that my Lord was thinking of me at that moment and that His thoughts of me outnumbered the grains of sand (vv. 17-18) on that long stretch of beach, and more. I needed to know.
We spend so much time searching for our purpose, our calling, the meaning of life and a book that will tell us how to do it. Then there’s the perfect outfit, the right shade of lipstick, the perfect vacation spot or whatever it is we think we want or need at the time. It takes over our focus for the moment until we move on to the next ME thing. How much time do we spend searching for want we truly need?
Psalm 139: 1 Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.
The psalm starts out with the assumption that God has already examined out hearts and knows everything about us. Shouldn’t we be searching His heart? Getting to know everything we can about Him? Oh, friends, I feel that prickly sting on my heart this time. Less of me and more of you, Lord (John 3:30). Could this be our answer? Don’t we all need to know?