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Bible Ballistics: BBs #326   Restore Me Today, Lord???

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart:

try me,

and know my thoughts:

24 And see if there be any wicked way

in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.”    Psalm 139:23-24

Just a few words of encouragement today that our hearts may seek the Lord in all we do. I’m talking to those of us who know the Lord, and while we’re not usually tempted to rob banks, or do harm to others, we are often subtly tempted to substitute other things for our devotion and allegiance to God. It is a subtle attack from the enemy and comes in by inches and not miles, so it often goes undetected for way to long!

Join me in asking, “What have I allowed to come between the Lord Jesus and me”? What things have crept in and caused me to compromise things that should be bedrock? What thoughts and words do I indulge in that bring shame to my Lord, and harm to others? Who am I focused on—My Lord or me? I know these seem like redundant questions, but that is why it is so important that we ask them; it’s what the Psalmist calls us to. Not just then, not just today, but every day. We are called to run the race, and it’s a marathon NOT a sprint! We must keep our eyes on the goal; on the prize; on The Lord God Almighty and The Only Begotten Son, “who loved me and gave Himself for me….”! We must keep Jesus in view! (See Galatians 2:20)

Wherefore seeing

we also are compassed about

with so great a cloud of witnesses,

let us lay aside every weight,

and the sin

which doth so easily beset us,

and let us run

with patience

the race

that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus

the author

and finisher

of our faith;

who for the joy

that was set before him

endured the cross,

despising the shame,

and is set down

at the right hand

of the throne of God.”    Hebrews 12:1-2

Don’t throw in the towel. We win! Instead keep “Looking unto Jesus” who gave Himself for YOU! Come to His throne to be refreshed, renewed and revived for “the race that is set before us”. Our provision is in the one who paid the price with His own blood, and is continually interceding for us. We win because we belong to the victor, not because we work hard, or are great in and of ourselves, or because we are ‘better’ than others. We win because of HIM! Look up my friend—Jesus never fails (even when we do)!

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25

Put your hand in His and rest in His grace, love and purpose for YOU!!! Today!!! Ask Him to “search” your heart! He will, and He will show you how to be restored. (Read 2 Timothy 2:25 and 3:16-17)