As we have put our full trust in the Lord and the surgeon He has given us for my surgery today, I have also been thinking about allowing Him to do surgery on my heart. While we have done all we could to avoid physical surgery, there may be the same attitude with most of us about avoiding spiritual surgery. We may be afraid of two things:
“Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind.” (Psalm 26:2).
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” (Psalm 139:23–24).
It is very clear from the earlier part of Psalm 139 that God is all knowing (omniscient). What is unique about David is that he is inviting God to “prove, try test and know” him and his heart and mind and reveal to David “any grievous way” that had not been confessed and repented of. This kind of openness is very rare! Most of us do not have this kind of confidence or intimacy with the Lord in our daily lives.
I WANT THIS KIND OF CONFIDENCE AND INTIMACY! I feel the Lord continually moving me in this direction. I am no longer afraid of HIS heart surgery because it is in view of “sharing his holiness” (Hebrews 12:10). Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you are growing in this confidence and intimacy.
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