Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.
As we seek the Lord daily we should ask the Lord to search our hearts and reveal anything that needs to be removed. When we are vulnerable before the Lord and we are honest with Him, deep intimacy is developed between us and the Lord. There is nothing that we can hide from the Lord and as we seek Him, He will reveal the areas in our lives that need to be refined. The refining process simply takes place as we seek the Lord and draw near with our whole heart. He will allow things into our lives that will test us and challenge us. But the key to overcoming every challenge is simply drawing near and relying fully on the Lord. The Christian journey is simply about dying to ourselves and allowing the character of Christ to be produced within us.