Prove me, O Lord, and try me test my heart and my mind.
~Psalm 26:2, ESV ~
Our Heavenly Father knows our hearts and He stands ready to help us recognize our weakness and faults. He is there to help us overcome the shame of our past deeds and mistakes. He knows our nature and humanity. Through Him, we know we are incomplete and are continually growing and progressing toward spiritual maturity.
Through our spiritual journey, we know that only one person has achieved perfection. Yet, we are commanded to be perfect in Christ as Christ is perfect in God. There is a unified completeness where our spiritual maturation bring spiritual perfection. Our understanding is that we are to experience life in all it’s fullness, learning to love ourselves and others in the process. We understand that we are accountable for our own life and no one else.
Therefore, we have established standards that we align ourselves with. We hold ourselves accountable for our behaviors as God holds us accountable to those standards we are to live by.
Today, let us remember that we are accountable as God holds us accountable for our own lives. Let us remember that God will test our hearts and minds daily and that we are open and willing to allow ourselves to be tested and examined.