“Search Me, O God…”
By Leonard Ravenhill
The Holy Spirit will neither spare us nor cheat us if we will expose ourselves to His infallible scrutiny. Jesus said unto the blind man, “What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? [He] said unto Him, Lord, that I might receive my sight” (Mark 10:51).
Let us, too, pray for sight – upward, inward, and outward! Then, like Isaiah, as we look upward, we will see the Lord in all His holiness; as we look inward, we will see ourselves and our need for cleansing and power; and as we look outward, we will see a world that is perishing and in need of a Savior!
“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” (Psa. 139:23-24).
Then only will there be unction in the pulpit and action in the pew!
– From Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill. Copyright 1959. Published by Bethany House Publishers.