Search me God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23
In our modern world of medical technology God has given us many ways to discover the diseases that ruin our physical health. Here’s how to perform “exploratory surgery ” on our Spiritual health.
- We ask God to reveal sin directly to us. This simply means inviting God to explore the landscape of our lives and relationships in order to reveal to us those actions and attitudes we need to deal with directly. Second, we invite testing to reveal our true character. Third, we ask for conviction of anything displeasing to Him. Fourth, we ask for His guidance to get out of sinful patterns and switch over to clean ones that are right with Him.
- We place ourselves under the microscope of scripture. Scripture is like spiritual radiation treatment to kill the cancerous cells of sin. Like patients, we must submit to it and accept any loss. It may be a few true friends rather than popularity, or a healthy attitude instead of just losing weight. It may mean exchanging our mental diet of junk to healthy spiritual fiber.
- We kill sin by the piercing vision of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit makes us aware of the sins that need to be eliminated. He will let you, as God’s man; clearly know whether something isn’t right under the hood. This is why we learn to recognize His voice and obey it promptly.
Father, thank you that you have never asked me to do anything that you haven’t given me the power to do, because you love me.