Search me, O God…. Point out anything you find in me that makes you sad. Psalm 139:23-24, TLB
EXPLORER is one of the world’s most advanced medical (PET) scanners. You lie down on a pad and enter a tube that produces a 3D picture of your insides in half a minute. This technology is expensive and not widely available, but it’s going to play an important role in the future of medicine.
How do we scan the unseen part of us—the soul? That’s where the Holy Spirit comes in. As we study our Bible, the Holy Spirit frequently shows us our failures and weaknesses. Then He prescribes the needed treatments of repentance, faith, and obedience.
There is always some renovation that needs to be done. It’s somewhat intimidating to ask the Lord to show us areas in which we need to improve, but as we enter this new year, ask the Lord to scan your heart and point out anything that saddens Him. Then work to renovate it with the strength He provides.
It’s important to say: “Lord, search me and scan my heart.”
If there is anything that is in the least unwholesome, may God help [us] to see it, remove it, and walk in the way of life, which is the “way everlasting.” H. C. Leupold