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Hello and thanks for joining in on today’s daily devotion. Today is Saturday Dec. 26th. The 7th day of the Hebraic week. And everybody says “Amen.”
Our verse today is
Test me, O YHWH, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
I don’t know about you, but this verse scares me. I’ve never liked tests or exams. Never.
When growing up in school, I was always scared of tests. Seriously. Even if I knew the subject really good, I was a nervous wreck. Trust me when I say, my prayer life was very active in school. I’m talking from 1st grade on up.
The thought of failing just freaked me out. Even in P.E. when we had to go through tests to see how fast we could run or how many sit-ups we could do, I would always get super nervous. Even though, physically speaking, I was a pretty good competitor.
But here’s the thing, how can we know who we are if we aren’t tested? It’s when we’re tested that we see our weaknesses. We can then see the area’s that we need to improve upon. To make ourselves stronger in YHWH.
Think of it this way, a knight in shining armor may look good, but they may be one who has never had their metal truly tested. However, take a knight whose armor is bent, scarred and discolored, now THAT is a warrior who’s been through some battles and back again.
Going through a test isn’t always easy. In fact, I don’t think they are designed to be easy. However, there is always something we can learn from them.
So if your going through a test right now, focus on what you should be learning from YHWH. If you do that, you’ll always come out ahead.
Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!