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Test My Mind and My Heart

March 21, 2018

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Test My Mind and My Heart

We need tests  in school  and on the job.     In school,  a test will alert the teacher  to where she needs  to concentrate her efforts — not to mention  alerting the student  to areas  that need a better understanding.    On the job testing reveals  the areas that need different techniques,  improved materials,  and whatever else is applicable  to make the work successful.

It’s the same  in our spiritual life.     We need  to be tested  so we can see  if we are caving in  to false doctrines,  faithlessness,  worry,  temptations,  fears,  and everything else  that will rob us  of eternal salvation.

The only One  who can rightfully and accurately test us  is the LORD God Almighty.     He alone knows  our every thought,  motive,  feeling,  weakness,  faith,  hope,  love,  and all other aspects  of our spiritual well-being.

If we don’t want God  to test us spiritually,  we will be running away  from Him  and denying  that we really need Him  to set us  on the right path  to eternal salvation.     If we have any respect  for our Creator and Redeemer,  we will honestly want Him  to examine us  and set us straight  in this life.     Our purpose will be  to be kept  on the right track  and enabled  to win our race  for eternal life.

God is one Teacher,  Supervisor,  and Tester  whom we can trust.     His tender love  for us  will honestly point out  where we need to be strengthened  and improved,  in order to maintain  our spiritual life  in this world  filled with all sorts  of delusions,  temptations,  and evils.

King David realized all that,  and trusted the LORD  to examine his spirit,  and then,  to set him  on the right path  to eternal life.     Therefore,  David sang  in Psalm 26:2-3,

Examine me,  O LORD,  and try me;  
Test my mind  and my heart,   
For Thy lovingkindness  is before my eyes,   
And I have walked  in Thy truth.

It is so very important  to note  that when David asks the LORD  to examine him,  he keeps the LORD’s lovingkindness always  in his mind’s eye.     We too,  need to remember  the LORD’s lovingkindness  as we go through our testings.

God is not out  to get us  and condemn us.     To the uttermost contrary — God Almighty loves us  so dearly  that His only intent is  to set us squarely  on the road  to life.     So,  when God examines our minds  and hearts,  and shows us the way  we should go —  please,  take that  in the spirit  it was given.     It was given  in the spirit of love,  so that we may be  eternally saved.

God has loved us  so dearly  that He sent Jesus  to suffer and die  for our sins.     Knowing that,  we can trust our Lord  to examine  and test our mind  and heart — and set us  on the right path  to eternal salvation.

As we ask God  to examine  and try us,  to test our mind  and heart,  let us also remember  His eternal lovingkindness  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your love  for me  in Christ Jesus  is so kind,  please examine  all my heart and mind,  and set me  on the road to heaven,  according to Your lovingkindness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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