Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

I want to perfect for God….but I’m not. I have a heart condition in real life and in my spiritual life. In my real life I suffer from hypertension and PVC’s and I take medication for it. In my spiritual life I suffer from sin and I take medication for that too. I take a daily dose of scripture, a dose of prayer and a dose of Jesus forgiveness and this keeps my condition under control. I’ve had this condition all my life and in 1984 I had major surgery in which the problem was repaired. I understand that one day soon I will be totally healed of this problem, Praise the Lord!

Until then I will keep taking my medicine and keep going to the doctor….you know the great  physician named Dr. Jesus. Sometimes I go to His office and I’m in tears because I’m can’t deal with my situation, and I get so mad at people, my husband my kids and yes even you (smile here). I may say the wrong thing, do the wrong thing……..I might even fib……ok…lie….I hate to even say that….yuck! I still will tell a little lie….well alright….I know, a lie is a lie but I hate to admit that, I’m grabbing my heart right now….I think I need the doctor! The truth hurts.

I so want to be good. My spirit man is willing, but my flesh is weak. You know I think I’ve heard that saying before. Oh yeah…it’s on the medicine bottle. It also says don’t take on an empty stomach….you’ll feel worse.

What is really wrong with my heart? It has a condition called sin which can only be treated by the Lord if I am willing to take the treatment. He has to get me up on that operating table open me up and look around to see if there is anything clogging up my relationship with God. Things could be blocking my prayers or keeping me from being as effective in my sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others.

I say….LORD…. WORK ON ME!!!   I take my medicine by letting the Holy Spirit reveal to me the ugliness in my heart, I confess my sins and ask for forgiveness……..and as singer John P Kee says in his hit song…WON’T HE MAKE YOU CLEAN INSIDE? I will be clean until……it happens again……oh man….back to the operating table….but remember we will be perfect when we get to heaven so……..TAKE YOUR MEDICINE DAILY OR YOU’LL STAY SICK!

Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Message for today: Go to your earthly doctor, get checked out and stay well……..Go to you Spiritual Doctor (Jesus) and get checked out and stay well with your soul.