Friday, November 06, 2009

Search Me

Psalm 139 declares that God has searched us and knows us. This is not news. Scripture often reminds us that he made us and formed us and remembers that we are dust. But there is something haunting in these words.

Allow yourself to linger there for a moment. There is no dark place, no secret closet, no hiding spot in the heart that He does not have access to, yet we live like we can fool Him.

I think I am discovering that there is nothing quite as freeing as asking God to know me and wanting Him to willingly search me. It means I have to face the sin, the crud, the stuff that I try to ignore. But as each wave of truthfulness and surrender takes over, we position ourselves for spiritual transformation.

Just a few words in the opening lines of a Psalm can change us.