Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide.
Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reigns and my heart.
This is the prayer of a man who was made righteous by pleading for a heart examination and doing something with the result of God's judgment on his character. You see, character is rooted in the heart and flows through the channels we know as our mouth, hands, thoughts, attitudes, etc. (See Commended Character)
David, known as a man after God's own heart, wanted a character that reflected his Lord. That wouldn't have happened if he prayed, "Create in me a clean heart," (Ps. 51:10) then ignored the Lord's cleansing process.
Ever stop to think just how PERSISTENT a child is???? Even when they can’t walk yet! They will wiggle and squirm their way; sometimes cry and whine in the process to get “there”–hoping that someone might have sympathy on them and give them what THEY ARE WANTING. Which, we all know, would just be way too easy…Nope, instead we sit there and watch that child with his intense determination to get that “toy” or object they have become fixated upon. Super cute, right?! IT’S THE TRUTH! Every parent (and auntie) is guilty of sitting there and watching this display of ... Read more at our friend's blog page. (Click here)
Eventually, what is hiding in your heart will soon display itself through your actions and attitudes. Make sure that you are allowing good seed to take root and that God is given freedom to cultivate it as He wishes.
Saturday is Soup Kitchen day. We left before 8, chopped veggies, cleaned tables, and swept floors before the children and mothers started coming in for a delicious lunch of chicken and rice soup. Mmmm... Allison did an illustration about the heart getting dirty from sin and the blood of Jesus cleansing us. Diana told a Bible story about Moses. Everyone is enjoying their time serving the people and getting to know the children.
My name is Amber Marshall. I graduated from Free Gospel Bible Institute in 2019. I left Bible school with an overwhelming desire to help others, but, like many, I wondered how I could. This blog is my chance to do that using my passion for writing. I pray that anything that is published on this website ministers and blesses others!