Just as we may ask a cardiologist to search for reasons why our heart is not physically functioning properly, we have the privilege of asking God to search our hearts to see if there is anything which is not working properly. What a cardiologist looks for is not what God looks for.
“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed how busyness can be hindering us from doing what God wants us to do. As we make decisions on changes in the business, we must also look at our attitudes and motivations.
As we manage our businesses, and work in our workplaces, is there anything that may be grieving Him? We will not know until we ask Him.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love and kindness. Forgive me when I do something I should not do, say something I should not say or not say or do something I should. Please search my heart to reveal to me issues I need to understand or deal with. There may be things very deep-rooted that only You can find and help me with. Please search my heart and reveal to me what I need to know. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Monday: Do you have a habit of asking God to search your heart and reveal to you what He wants you to know? If not, set a goal as you consider how to regularly do so. It may be during your prayer time, on your way to work, and/or when you are confronted with difficult situations. Record your plan.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)
Tuesday: What comes to your mind and heart as you read and meditate upon the following verses:
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24)
Wednesday: What do you think it means to ask God to test you and know your anxious thoughts? Does anything about work come to mind as you reflect on this? If so, make a note of it, and spend some time in prayer as you seek His help to deal with it.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Thursday: What do you think it means to ask God to see if there is any offensive way in you and lead you in the way everlasting? Is there anything work related coming to mind as you reflect on this verse? If you answer yes, ask Him to show You how to give it over to Him.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)
Friday: Is something at work unsettling you? You may know what it is, maybe you do not. You just know that you are unsettled. Ask God to search your heart and reveal to you what is going on. Write out a prayer for you to pray every day as you make the time to work this out with God.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
Bonny, Christian Women at Work