I believe in every season we walk through, there is an opportunity to learn.  An opportunity that will not come our way again.

The past few weeks have been such a time for me.

I once heard someone say, “trials do not harden our hearts and make us bitter, they simply reveal what is already in our heart.”

Through this challenging season, I have seen God reveal my heart like never before.

The first thing I learned is I am not as strong spiritually as I thought I was.

Although I have continued to pray.  I daily seek God.  I constantly speak His word.  Still, there have been times during this season we are in that has gotten to me, emotionally.  When that happens, I have to reel myself back in and build myself up in prayer.

This season…revealed my weaknesses.

Now I see I need to work on some areas.  I need to exercise my faith more, to increase my spiritual strength.  I need to eat better…more of the word of God.  I need to change some things.

This is not a bad thing, actually, it is a very good thing.  I can’t fix what I don’t see.  I see my weaknesses clearly and I am working on fixing them.

We all want to ascend in God, dwell with Him, walk in His power. I personally, long to see a move of God.  I believe we will see a mighty move of God.  However, I believe there are things that must take place before we do.

I was praying along these lines when I came across a familiar scripture found in Psalm 24:3-6.

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?  Or who may stand in His holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.  This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. Selah

Before we can dwell in the holy place, we must first ask ourselves a few questions.

“Are my hands clean?”

“Is my heart pure?”

“Are there idols in my life?”

“Am I truthful at all times?”

Yes, God is revealing my heart and causing me to dig deep into Him.  To let my roots grow down deeper and deeper into who He is.  Subsequently, I must ask myself these questions.

I wonder, what are you learning during this season?  Is God requiring anything of you?  Is He asking you the hard questions?  Is He revealing your heart?  If so, He desires to show Himself strong in your life…first, you may have to deal with a few issues.  Then, comes the blessing.  “Praise the Lord for the blessing!  Never stop teaching us Lord!  We yield to Your correction.”

 

Meditate on this:
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16