Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
Psalm 138:23 (AMP)
Are all of my thoughts open to God’s appraisal or, like Adam and Eve in the garden, am I aware of my guilt and trying to hide from God? Do I want God to go through my every thought and examine them? Would I pass the test? And if I don’t want God to search my thoughts, why not? What am I afraid He would find?
Lord, you have examined me and know all about me. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them.
Psalm 138:1-2 (NCV)
If God already knows my thoughts before I even think them, why do I even bother trying to hide them from Him? Instead, I should be working to make my thoughts worthy of Him.
Brothers and sisters, think about things that are good and worthy of praise. think about the things that are true and honourable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.
Philippians 4:8 (NCV)
I have a blueprint already for what should occupy my mind. My thoughts are under my control. Am I willing and prepared to ask God to search and examine them?