Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. – Psalm 139:22-24
Dear Heavenly Father,
It's not enough to be liked by people. It's not enough for people to believe I'm good. I care what you think more than anyone else. I live for an audience of one. So, I say with David, you can search my heart and life and look for rotten attitudes and misdeeds that need changing. I want to get it right because I love you for being my Savior God. You can tell a lot about me by what scares me. So, explore my anxious thoughts and send your Holy Spirit to reveal to me why I am anxious about anything that you do not want to frighten me.
Pastor Don Patterson
When God has our hearts the good works he likes will follow.