Today when I was reading in the book of Psalms, I came across the 26th psalm. It really spoke to me and made me think of how I need to pray as David did in this psalm.
"Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked. I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Lord, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells. Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men, in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the Lord." Psalms 26:1-12
All this psalm touched me and made me think of how I need to constantly have the Lord search my heart and my mind. I need him purging me of any ungodliness. It is really heard for me to do because I know I have a lot I need to work on. I need the Lord to rid me of so much. I know he has already purged me from some ungodliness but there is more that needs to be done. It won’t be easy, but I know if I trust in him, he will walk me through it. “O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.” This reminds me of when I am in my prayer closet and seeking the Lord’s face. I need to seek his face more. “My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the Lord.” If we are seeking him and living by his word being doers of the word and not just hearers only our feet will stand on that level ground because that level ground is our foundation.
I hope this has got you as excited as it has me. The psalms have a lot of life lessons and praises. If you haven’t read them, I would really encourage you to do so. It makes me want to run to my prayer closet and have my own special time with my Lord and Savior. May God bless you.