Devotions from Judy’s heart

In Jer. 17:10 it says the Lord searches the heart and examines the mind. Yesterday I went on my own search too and it was to find all the dust balls in the house. It is something I like to do for Brenda as neither of us likes to dust.  I cleaned the baseboards and low areas, but with a stool I was able to clean cupboards above the frig, high shelves, etc. She had just the right solution in a squirt bottle for me to use too.  Now when company comes, they may not know how clean it is in these places, but Brenda does and it feels good.  In our own lives we all have lots of dust and areas that need constant attention. Sometimes we don’t know when all this “dust” appeared but it just does in our day to day lives. We need constant cleansing in our hearts for our hearts want to deceive us. In fact, they would much rather that we paid attention to some one else’s “dust balls” than our own. Just like I wrote about last month, when I all of a sudden I saw the ceiling fan and the area around it that was so dirty.  The Lord wants to search us and daily cleanse us. In Ps. 139:23 -24 it says, “Search me, O 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.” That was written by a man who had committed adultery and murder, but who let the Lord cleanse his heart.The Lord has the perfect cleansing solution too, for His blood shed for us paid the price. Let us allow Him the freedom to search us and bring wholeness and healing.