"I the LORD search the heart and mind to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve." - Jeremiah 17:10
Dear Jesus, this passage confronts me because I know what you will find when you search my heart. I want to live well and for the right reasons. But right there with me is a force, even a very strong force, that pushes me to be selfish and self-pleasing. It's sin living in me! I'm glad you tell me that you’re searching my mind, because it makes me deal with the sin in me. But I need your help. First, I need your forgiveness. Then, I need the power to turn my back on the temper tantrums that sin pitches whenever I deny my natural inclinations. Be my Savior today from the guilt and power of this ugly force that challenges me. I trust you will be there for me and so by grace I will have a good day. AMEN
The Lord knows my heart and still rescues me. That's amazing grace!
Additional Readings: Psalm 19, Psalm 1, Hebrews 4:12