2 Corinthians 1:12
The testimony of our conscience is the source of our joy! We are intertwined together in transparent innocence; there is no trace of a hidden agenda for the flesh to glory in. God’s grace is our conversation in the world and is amplified in our oneness with you. Grace abounds! (Mirror Bible)
What kind of lifestyle do you have?
Have you ever heard someone say, “God knows my heart”? Often a person uses that excuse when she/he has done or said something they know was displeasing. In that time and in all times, God does know your heart.
Psalm 139:1-4 Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. 2 You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. 3–4 You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins. (The Passion Translation TPT)
There probably have been times when someone told you they felt misunderstood, misquoted and/or mistreated by you (and there will be more). Maybe because of something you said or did. It was not your intent for your actions to be received the way they were. Isn’t it a wonderful thing to acknowledge God’s omniscience and feel a sense of peace sweep over you? As you stand fully clothed in the armor of God, you can say with confidence, “God knows my heart”. It is not a pass for sin, it is God’s covering grace. Your lifestyle attests not only to the God withholding what you deserve but also God empowering you to live as He wills.
1 Peter 3:10-11 For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit). 11 Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace (harmony; undisturbedness from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts) and seek it eagerly. [Do not merely desire peaceful relations with God, with your fellowmen, and with yourself, but pursue, go after them!] (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I desire to give You glory in how I live. I thank You because I can honestly say I want to please You. Whether or not I say it, You know my heart. You know exactly what’s in it. You search my heart. When it is time for me to make choices, You remind me what You want and desire for me. I repent for those times when I chose me and not You. I’m grateful I can’t fool You. Others may look at me and draw their own conclusions, judge my actions or misinterpret my intentions, but You know. Sometimes my hands make mistakes, but my heart is pure before You. It is the heart You saved and the heart You hold. As submit to You, You mold and shape my attitude and my feelings. You are such an awesome God. I pray my life is a testament to how awesome You are…