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Monday, April 6, 2015

Hard questions.....

As I've been trying to pray the Psalms,
I came across this verse of scripture.....

Psalm 26:2
Put me on trial, Lord,
and cross examine me.
Test my motives and my heart.

OUCH!!!

As I read that verse out loud.....
talking to the Lord.....
I had to hesitate.
Uh....do I REALLY want to be cross-examined by God?
What if He asks me the "hard questions" that I've sworn under oath to answer?
Are my motives for the things I do and say always with the best of intentions?
Are they keeping in line with His will?
Or, am I trying to just make myself look good?
Is self pride involved?
Am I truly working with a pure heart that only wants the very best for others.....
and to show God's love?

As I read further, I came to this verse.....

Psalm 26:6a-7
I come to your altar, Lord,
singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all Your wonders!!!

This is what I want my mantra to be!

And, even though I stumble and fall......
 and often fail.....
He's ALWAYS there to pick me up and dust me off and continue to love me.....
unconditionally.....
even when my answers to the hard questions aren't always pleasant!

Thank you, Lord, for Your mercy and grace!

Breathing in Grace,