Heart Assessment

I was listening to Spotify the other day when a cover of the song “Diamonds are Forever”. I have heard this song before, of course, since it’s the theme song to a James Bond movie of the same name. Yet, this was the first time I ever actually listened to the lyrics. These lyrics struck me with their power:

I can see every part, nothing hides in the heart to hurt me

It reminded me of how there have been times I have hidden things in my heart. These things, if they had been let out, may have hurt someone or hurt my relationship with them. Sometimes I have hidden things in my heart from others out of fear. It was easier to tuck away things in the darkest secret corners of my heart then it was to be vulnerable.

I have even tried this same tactic with God. It I thought, ‘maybe if I hide the parts of me I am not proud of or the actions I regret deep in my heart, He won’t see them?  

I was only fooling myself. I was only doing a disservice to myself. I could not fool God. How could I have blinded myself to fact that God is Omniscient?

Psalm 44:20-21 says:

If we had forgotten the name of our God

    or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

would not God have discovered it,

    since he knows the secrets of the heart?

It may be a little scary to know that God sees everything in our heart, every dark secret shines in light before Him. However, this is a good thing. We need Him to see what is in our heart, so He can expose the good, the bad , the shameful, the fearful and everything in between. 

Proverbs 4:23 tells us the heart is the place from where all things flow; Where life flows and springs up from.

I can often tell what is in my heart based on what flows from my mouth, what’s stirring in my thoughts, and my overall attitude. Sometimes it’s wonderful, other times not so much.

If you are struggling with what is flowing from your mouth, what’s stirring in your thoughts, or your attitude, may I suggest taking a “heart assessment?”  

No matter what is hiding in the dark corners of your heart, your known and unknown secrets, trust that they are already shining in the light of God’s love. He sees them. He knows them. There is nothing hidden from God.

We don’t have to fear this because we know these two truths:

  1. God will forgive us for all these thing we try to hide

But if we freely admit our sins when his light uncovers them, he will be faithful to forgive us every time. God is just to forgive us our sins because of Christ, and he will continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 TPT

  1. We can have a new and clean heart

Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you. Psalm 51:10 TPT

I don’t know about you, but Psalm 51:10 will now become part of my daily prayer.

I will leave you with this quote by Oswald Chambers:

        “ The human heart must have satisfaction, but there is only one Being who can satisfy the last abyss of the human heart, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.” 

Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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