Posted by: missionventureministries | February 3, 2014

EXAMINE MY HEART AND MY MIND – Psalm 26:2

Psalm 26 vs 2

“Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind.” Psalm 26:2

Quiet your mind and your heart before the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring conviction as you meditate on the following, pausing after each question to permit the Holy Spirit to speak conviction to you:

1. Have we forgiven everyone? Is there any malice, spite, hatred or enmity in our hearts? Do we keep grudges; and refused to be reconciled? Are we gracious, kind, forgiving and considerate of others?

2. Do we get angry? Is there any unrest within? Do we lose our temper at times? Does wrath hold us sometimes in its grip?

3. Is there any feeling of jealousy? When another is favored instead of us, does it make us envious and uncomfortable? Do we get jealous of those who can pray, speak and do things better than we can?

4. Do we get impatient and irritated? Do little things irritate and annoy, or, are we sweet, calm and unruffled under all circumstances?

5. Are we offended easily? When people fail to notice us and pass by without speaking does it hurt? If others get the attention and we are neglected how do we feel about it?

6. Is there any pride in our hearts? Do we think a great deal of our own position and attainments?

7. Have we been dishonest? Is our business open and above reproach? Are we fair in our business dealings? Are we honest in our statements, or do we exaggerate and thus convey false impressions?

8. Have we been gossiping about people? Do we slander the character of others? Do we tell stories and are busybodies?

9. Do we criticize? Are we always finding fault and looking for the flaws in others?

10. Do we rob God? Have we stolen time that belongs to Him? Do we retain the money that belongs to Him?

11. Are we guilty of the sin of unbelief? In spite of all He has done for us do we still refuse to believe the promises of His Word?

12. Are we intercessors? Do we pray often? How much time are we spending in prayer? Or is prayer not important in our lives?

13. Are we neglecting God’s Word? How many verses do we read each day? Are we Bible students? Do we use the Scriptures to help us?

14. Are we concerned for the salvation of souls? Have we a love for the lost? Is there any compassion in our hearts for those who are perishing?

15. Have we failed to confess Christ openly? Are we ashamed of Jesus? Do we keep our mouths closed when we are surrounded by worldly people? Are we witnessing daily?

16. Are our lives filled with chitchat and frivolity? Is our conduct inappropriate? Would the world by our actions consider us on its side?

17. Have we wronged anyone and failed to make restitution? Have we made amends with those we have hurt as God has shown us?

18. Are we worried or anxious? Do we fail to trust God for our temporal and spiritual needs? Are we continually running ahead of God and not waiting on His leadership?

19. Are we guilty of lustful thoughts? Do we allow our minds to harbor impure and unholy thoughts?

Like David, every child of God should urge the Holy Spirit to “examine” deep within their hearts to see if we are abiding in the Word of God.

A born again believer needs to be honest with himself and with God! If there is any un-confessed sin your life, confess that sin to God and be forgiven under the blood of Jesus Christ!

SOURCE: (1 – 19) Pastor Oswald Smith

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