When we apply the surgical knife of the word of God to our hearts, it exposes our innermost thoughts, desires, and hidden motives.
What’s in my heart Lord that You desire to remove? Are there any arteries clogged with unforgiveness, jealousy, discontent, selfish ambition, greed, lust, etc.? Prepare my heart through Your Holy Spirit to receive the surgical knife of Your Word to cut away all that does not please You.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12