1 Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip.
2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my mind and my heart.
Today’s Inspiration: David was a man after God’s heart as he frequently pleaded with God to test him, examined his heart and mind. His one desire was to walk continually in His truth without wavering. Psalm 26:1-2. These should always be in our heart in our daily reflection before the Lord. May His word mirror your life this morning and may you receive strategies as to how you should walk your path with Him from now and forever more.
The key to success does not depend on what we say but what we are. This is why Jesus spoke very much about the attitude of our heart towards Him and our brethren in Christ. What you are is measured by the things you prioritize in life. God’s Word in Matthew 6:33 requires us to seek Him first and His righteousness if we want everything added in our life.
The people followed Jesus because of the miracles He could perform. But Jesus is more interested in our personal commitment to deny self and take up the cross and follow Him. Luke 9:23-24.
When we deny ‘Self’ we have filtered away our carnal nature of covetousness, the root of disobedience. Disobedience is a rebellion against the authority of God that gives Satan legal right over our soul as it is like the sin of witchcraft. 1 Samuel 15:23.
To be free, we need to come to Christ in full submission to His will. A life of Independence from God is a life bound to fail. It’s God’s will that we be sanctified to Holiness. He who rejects instruction does not reject man but God who gives you His Holy Spirit to dwell with you and be your guide. 1 Thessalonians 4:8.
Holiness is therefore not an option but a mandate which had to be pursued along with our pursuit of peace with all men without which we cannot see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14. Holiness in the fear of the Lord carries a precondition of cleansing ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and and Spirit. 2 Corinthians 7:1.
We need to be committed like Paul in Philippians 3:13-14 erasing all the filthiness and wickedness of our past and forge ahead with God’s plan for your life and fight a good fight of faith and finish the race well to receive the reward of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. It’s this personal commitment that gives us the personal victory over Satan.
God be praised for the sacrificial blood of Jesus that has erased the sins of our past supernaturally and remember our sins no more. God be praised.