Worship Devotions

Know thyself.

"...commune with your own heart on your bed and be still. Selah." ~ Psalm 4:4

When is the last time you had “gut check”? One of those serious moments when you’re all alone and you’re faced with… yourself. Do you know who you are right now? Maybe you know who you once were. Maybe you know who you’d like to be. But who are you right now? What do you love? Who do you love? What draws your attention? What are your working toward, and why? When you wake up, what’s the first thing you think about? There is so much to who you are, the questions could go on forever!

Certainly God knows you. He knows you better than you know yourself. He searches your heart (Jeremiah 17:10). Psalm 33:15 says, “He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.” Proverbs 20:27 says, “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts.” He “examines the mind and heart” (Psalm 7:9). That’s just one of the many reasons you need to stay close to Him, to learn to discern His voice to direct and guide you, specifically.

If you want to continue to grow and mature in Christ, your heart, your inner spirit that communes with God, will commune words from the Father to your human soul and you will find yourself there, in the secret place

But what do you know about yourself? In Psalm 4:4, David advised that every person to turn inward at times, to search your own heart. “On your bed”, David said- in that secret, quiet place early in the morning, or late at night where you are alone inside of your own mind. Why? To speak to your heart, and to listen to your heart answer you back. If you want to continue to grow and mature in Christ, your heart, your inner spirit that communes with God, will commune words from the Father to your human soul and you will find yourself there, in the secret place.

Everything God has for you begins with you. You’ll spend the rest of your life getting to know who you are, but God will help if you will commune with your own heart and “be still”. God is speaking to you about you. All you must do is listen.

Thought for today

You must know your own heart because out of it flows everything pertaining to your life (Proverbs 4:23). E.v.e.r.yt.h.i.n.g. Think about that for a minute. Selah, David said. Let it sink it for real. In Matthew 6:21 Jesus noted that the things that you treasure in your life will communicate the condition of your heart. The first place to begin getting to know yourself is by taking a look at the things you spend your money on, where your time is spent, with whom it is spent. Your life is probably so full of noise, like everyone else, but what makes certain people stand out from the rest is their ability to listen to their heart, to know what it is saying, because God has spoken to it- and then follow it.

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