Psalm 139:23-24
"23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life."

Jeremiah 17:10
"But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives."

The Holy Spirit guards the entrance to His Presence. We must approach Him with a right spirit. He requires absolute honesty from us when we go before Him. There must be no pretense or deception going into His Presence.

I want to have an unrelenting passion for His Presence like David did ~ a man after God's own heart! I want a pure heart with unselfish motives. I want to be cleansed of everything that hinders communion and intimacy with the Lover of my soul! Lord, search my heart and wash me white as snow!

(Written 9/25/09)