In almost every room of our house, there is a catch-all type of drawer which holds miscellaneous, stashed-away-for-some-reason objects. Most of the items in my “junk drawers” are small, fairly useless, and definitely neglected! From time to time, I’ll get the urge to dig through the assortment and attempt to discard what is unnecessary or unwanted. For some reason, I can never quite clean out the entire drawer—I always seem to hang onto a few things!
David’s request in Psalm 139:23, “Search me, O God and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts,” is a plea to rid oneself of the thoughtless clutter, the worthless waste of emotions and sentimental baggage. It’s an open invitation to stand transparently before a Holy God and request a deep, thorough examination of our innermost desires and motives.Too often we hold onto the wee remnants, forsaking to fully surrender our “stuff”, rejecting the full cleansing which is readily available.