For he knows the secrets of the heart. —Psalm 44:21

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. —Hebrews 4:13

            Nobody is getting away with anything! Our Lord God Almighty knows everything about me, everything about you and everything about everybody who has ever lived— past, present and future.   He knows everything about those who know Him and He knows everything about those who do not know Him. People can deny that He exists, but He that doesn’t change His knowledge of them. And… we will, all of us, give account to Him one day.

            “And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming” (I John 2:28).  God’s Word is powerful— “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Let us who follow Jesus listen to what He is saying to us and be obedient out of our love for Him. And… let us share His Word with those who do not know Him out of love for them.   God’s Word penetrates the heart and it is God’s Word that “judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”   That is God’s convicting work, not ours.   We need to yield to what He is speaking to our own heart and it is up to other believers and the lost to respond to what He is saying to them. As someone has said, “Their response is their responsibility” and our response is our responsibility. Let us live to please Him!

Dear Father you know all about me— my flaws, my thoughts, my hurts, my hopes and desires and yet I desire to line up with Your will.   May it be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it.

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