Who I Am Family Blog Series - Week 7

Week 7 / Song 7:

I guarantee a changed heart after this practice...

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In Psalm 139, King David writes and sings a pretty amazing prayer. The first 22ish verses are talking about how close God is to us and how there is nowhere that we can go from His love and presence. Because He loves us NO MATTER WHAT, His closeness is so comforting. So then, with that understanding, we come to the last 2 verses of his song/prayer:

Search me, God, and know my heart;  

   test me (put my heart on trial) and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,

   and lead me in the way everlasting.

If God was not good, then this would be a scary prayer, but because He knows our names and knew us even before we were born, we know that He wants what’s best for us. Have you ever thought about asking this question to GOD, the One who sees everything we’ve ever done, said or thought? He has the best window into our hearts. He sees where we are selfish, greedy, quick to anger, weak, deceitful, broken and fearful, and He loves us just the same!!!! If we never did another thing, we are loved by Him!!!

So, with this kind of love from the GOD who sees, hears and knows everything about us, we pray this prayer:

Search me, God, and know my heart;

   test me (put my heart on trial) and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,

   and lead me in the way everlasting.

This weeks 10000 MINUTES Practice:

Memorize this (Psalm 139:23-24) prayer and pray it with open eyes all week long! By the end of this week, if we pray this prayer, we will want more of Jesus and His way than we did last week!

For A Family Practice:

Have your kids write it out and put it up on your fridge and bathroom mirrors etc. Pray it as a family and then talk about what you learned during your day!

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PrayerTim Timmons1 Comment