Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalms 139:23-24
This is one of my favorite scriptures to pray because the enemy often tries to manipulate my mind through anxiety. I can get overwhelmed when I feel like I have taken on too many projects. This leads to me becoming short-tempered and sometimes my husband, my kids or anyone in close proximity have to suffer. As a result of this, guilt starts to affect me because I know that I shouldn’t have taken out my frustrations on them. This is my confession ? Can any of you identify with this as well?
When I find myself in this cycle, I pray Psalms 139:23-24. I know that the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth and He never falls short. It may not be that you get easily overwhelmed, but maybe you have a short temper, a foul mouth, a hardened heart, a jealous spirit, a lying tongue….. anything that can separate you from hearing the voice of God. Things usually begin to build up and we need an outlet. We all have to be mindful to use prayer as an outlet for our frustrations and not use other means. Let’s ask God to reveal the areas in our life that need to be rebooted today.
Prayer Starter: Search our hearts. Show us every area that we have not submitted to you to change. We ask your forgiveness for holding on to things when you have been telling us to let them go. Teach us how to tune our ears to your voice, so that we do not diverge from your path of righteousness. We are your daughters and we look forward to what you will reveal to us during this time of consecration and fasting. Amen