a great day to ask God to identify our faults and ask Him to help us fix them.
“Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:24 NLT
Faults? I don’t have any faults, and I am sure there isn’t anyone reading this who has any faults, right?
Now that we have concluded that fantasy, let’s all get back to reality. We all have faults. Every person, every personality, every character, is flawed. We all have our share of dents, dings, scratches, and other imperfections in our hearts and in our minds. They are a part of being human, but acknowledgement of their presence does not have to equate to acceptance.
We all have a pretty good idea of who we are, but we sometimes fail to see the negative aspects of our personality. We may also harbor thoughts we know to be improper, but we may feel that since no one knows about them it is alright. Perhaps a few of us are blind to how negative some things about ourselves really are. David points out very clearly, very eloquently, and quite beautifully in the entirety of Psalm 139 that no one will ever know us as completely as God does – not even ourselves.
God can see not only what everyone else can see, He can look deep into our hearts and thoughts. He can see things that others cannot possibly see, and that we may refuse to see. God takes it even further, because He knows what we are going to say before we say it, and where we are going to go before we go there.
“You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.” (Psalm 139:4 NLT).
There is no one who knows better than the Lord just how imperfect we are, so who better to turn to than God Himself for help in identifying our faults and providing us with guidance to improve? Obviously, there is no one better suited to that task.
Our friends, our spouses, and even our children, will usually be happy to point out some of our faults. Unfortunately, none of them can see them all, and more unfortunately, these individuals do not always approach the situation with gentleness. God, on the other hand will be pleased we turned to Him for help, and not only will we get help from the most capable and qualified source imaginable, we will learn, through the Word of God, how to improve ourselves and we will learn it in an atmosphere of complete love.
Perhaps you don’t have any faults. But just in case you do, remember to seek God’s help to work on them.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson