Thursday, September 10, 2009
“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentation 3:40
The focus on this verse makes sense. Here the writer is making a case for the people to examine their ways. Look at their problems. Look at what they have done. And after they realize what they have done. The call is to return to the Lord. You need to take a careful analysts of yourself and see what is going on with your life and see what areas you need to give over to God. This is easy to say but difficult to do.
So how does this apply to me. Today’s verse beacons me to examine all the areas of my life. I know that I am not perfect. But what God desires is for us to grow closer and closer to Him. In many ways I need to be able to draw closer and closer to God. It seems to be able to see how I am doing is that I need to take this verse to heart. Examine my ways, which requires me to take an inventory of my life and see what areas are God’s and what areas are mine or areas I am not sure of, and then to test them. Testing is the key to know what where what is going on. Testing my heart, my mind, and my actions will reveal where my true desires are. If I find that my true desires are not with God then it will surface, if I find my true desires not with His will, it will be made known.
Lord I pray that my true desires resurface, and that I can fully live for you.