Psalm 139:23–24 (NIV84)

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.  

I spent part of this week praying these two verses. 

It has led me to recognizing a deeper love that God has for me because He has provided forgiveness and redemption…all the while knowing me.

These passages aren’t for God. They are for me. They have taken me to deeper levels of forgiveness because I am beginning to see me as God sees me.

For years I lived ashamed before God. I’m finding that guilt is appropriate and a God provided, created response. Shame on the other hand is a tool of the devil that I allowed to keep me from coming to Father for years. I believed the lie that God was ashamed of me…NOT ANYMORE!