SEARCH ME, O GOD

Almost as soon as she could talk, my oldest granddaughter, who is now 4 years old, has been praying at mealtimes when given the opportunity. At first I couldn’t decipher all of her words. She always started out with “Jesus”, which I recognized, but then followed with a phrase that took me a year to finally figure out. “Jesus” was, and is to this day, followed by the phrase, “Help be good.” I find it interesting, that children, even at very young ages, can know that they are sinners, even though they might not yet know the word sin. ”For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Ro 3:23).

As an adult, I truly understand sin and the impact it has in our lives. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I strive to be righteous. It is a challenge … immorality is rampant in this world we live in, and is presented to us on a platter by the media. We need to guard our hearts and minds from the corruption around us. I don’t know about you, but just like a child, I need help …”Jesus, help be good!”

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

And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.        (Psm 139: 23-24)

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1Co 10:13) 

Lanny Johnson

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