'And you Sol′o·mon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a complete heart and with a delightful soul, for Jehovah searches through all hearts, and he discerns every inclination of the thoughts. If you search for him, he will let himself be found by you, but if you leave him, he will reject you forever.' - 1 Chronicles 28:9
No matter what stage of our journey through life we are in, or through our taking in knowledge of our creator, Jehovah God, we will all come, at one point or another, to the realisation that, if we truly wish to serve Him with our whole heart, then we need to acknowledge that, as our God and creator, Jehovah has the ability to know the very deepest heart of us.
Just as King David spoke these words to Solomon, his son, about this we, too, need to realise that, if we truly desire to be close to Jehovah, then we need to be able to search our own hearts, so that we can have full knowledge of ourselves, of our weaknesses and strengths - and to be able to put our strengths in service to Jehovah, while we also pray to Him for the strength to overcome any weaknesses.
But Jehovah examines the hearts.' - Proverbs 21:2
In order to have a good relationship with anyone, we need to know ourselves, so that we may bring out the best in ourselves - and, as our God and Creator, we know that Jehovah deserves only the best that we can bring to him, just as He has always given mankind of His best.
Once we are able to examine ourselves with clarity, and honesty, then this is the time to ask Jehovah to examine our hearts. In doing this, we then show our trust in Him, and our willingness to give of our very best in His service. This will help us to really get to know our Father and, with that knowledge, the peace and joy that comes from our knowing Him more deeply will be felt by us, especially when we open ourselves up to Him in prayer.
As the waters cover the sea.' - Habakkuk 2:14
Whenever we read of the life of Jesus Christ, the real certainty is that he always put his trust in his Father, Jehovah God. No matter what Jehovah asked of him, Jesus was willing to serve. The actions of Jesus Christ are recorded so very well in the Bible and, by his actions, he showed the world what was in his heart - such a deep love for his Father, that he was even willing to suffer as cruel a death as he did, in order to honour Jehovah's Sovereignty. At the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus likened the condition of the fruits on a tree, to how we can be seen by Jehovah God by our actions in His service.
'Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.' - Matthew 7:15-21
To be true to Jehovah God, we need to know ourselves, be in control of ourselves, and trust totally in the love that both Jesus Christ, and Jehovah God feel for us all. In doing this, we will build a fine foundation for our love, our obedience, and the pure joy we will feel in our service to them both.