Food for ThoughtPsalm 139:23-24 Search Me
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living. True Christian living requires us to live according to Kingdom standards which bring Heaven to earth

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 139:23-24 New King James Version

23. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;

24.  And see if there is any wicked way in me,  And lead me in the way everlasting.

Spiritual darkness is the prevailing evil that makes its way into our lives, but only with our permission.  It is in our agreement with the enemy that we are taken into the territory he occupies;  our permission manifests through sin.  Any area of sin propels us into his domain and although it is illegal for him to invade us in normal circumstances,  when we have something that is in common with the way he thinks, speaks or acts,  it aligns us with him and moves us away from God's protection.  We are the ones who walk into Satan's web and it makes us vulnerable to our adversary.     

Always remember it is not God who moves away from us, but it is we who move away from Him.  We have been given unlimited power and authority in Christ and it is up to us to search out the wisdom of God in order to move responsibly in that power and authority.  This manifests in our sincere repentance and in getting the healing we need.   We ask God for His will, but when He shows us that His will is for us to be healed, we ignore this wisdom and in our pride and arrogance, we continue on striving for our ministry and giving the false impression that we are that strong, faithful and perfect Christian.  

We have a distorted view of ourselves and need the eyes of our heart open so we can look into the divine mirror and see the reflection God sees. 

David was humble and transparent. His heart sought after holiness and His greatest desire was pleasing God;   He honestly wanted to know the heart of God and to seek that same heart for himself.  He wasn't concerned with what his walk looked like to people.  He asked God to  examine him thoroughly for any darkness the enemy could use against him.   

In this generation of entitled Christianity, we fear the exposure of our flaws. David wanted to see those flaws because he understood, God reveals flaws for the purpose of showing us what needs to be done for healing and freedom.   The only one who wants us to keep hiding them is Satan and it is  within the walls of our hidden sin, he can manipulate us and eventually bring us down with one weapon;  deception.  The more we allow God to search us and deal with things we have even hid from ourselves, the more Satan will not have an advantage.    

God bless


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.