Search Me

Search me, God, and know my heart; put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way. – Psalms 139:23-24

Do you know anyone who enjoys being held accountable?

I think we all harbor the illusion that we live our lives independently of others, yet in truth we all answer to someone. It might be a boss, a friend, or even a child or spouse, but someone is watching our actions and will eventually call us to account. Even if we had no one else to fill this role, someone with a badge eventually would! We are all accountable to someone.

Above all, of course, there is accountability with the Creator. It makes no difference if a person believes in His existence. He is there. He not only knows our actions, but also our motives. The good thing is that God is not a cosmic “lawman” looking to bust us for bad behavior. He is a loving Father who seeks to make us glorious. Sound acceptable?

First, a person must acknowledge His Son, Jesus. Believe in Him. Trust Him. Then, the wonderful truth is that by inviting God’s searching and testing, He will lead you to a better, eternal and new you.

Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me. – Oswald Chambers

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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