"Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." ~ Psalm 139:23-24
What a prayer! Oh, for the courage to pray it more often!
Each believer knows (or should at least), that even though they have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus and given new life, that they still have a fleshly, sinful body. As such, sometimes praying the above verse to our heavenly Father can be a scary thing! Growing to be more like Christ can be PAINFUL! And so, I have sometimes held back prayers like this, for fear of the process of having my Christ-less lumps and bumps removed!
I was thankful for a reminder of this verse today. I hope it blesses and challenges you too!