An Undivided Heart

Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. Psalm 86: 11&12

Isn’t this beautiful.  Continuing on with our sinful, God fearing, psalmist, David who’s after God’s own heart, in Psalm chapter 8 I love when he says “give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” 

Today, we live in such a strange time.  Electronics were created to simplify life and save us time, yet we are consumed by them.  They are the main topic of why we waste time, how we use them too much and yet, everyone uses them to write their poetic complaints in blog form or electronic magazine. It’s like smoking a whole pack of cigarettes in 1 sitting declaring to everyone who walks by “cigarettes kill, you shouldn’t smoke so much” between puffs.  Odd to say the least.  

We are divided. We are confused.

Our nation is divided on every subject.  Friends are becoming divided because of these same issues.  Families are being divided constantly.  Our time is divided and filled up to every last second possible.  We stay exhausted.  We take uppers to wake up and downers to fall asleep and antidepresents to live on while we’re awake.  We drink coffee like it’s about to leave us forever.  We want to make the quickest buck, create the next best thing, make it big, and become famous. We have to have the biggest house, the newest game system, the nicest vehicle, the most expensive clothes, and… All for what?  What is it all for? Why does it matter?

We are divided.  We are lost.

Matthew 5:20   No one can serve two masters.  Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. 

Don’t get me wrong.  There’s nothing wrong with having nice things and enjoying them.  But, where is your devotion? 

“Give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.”

To fear God is to live in submission, to be in awe of him and to be devoted to him, to show him reverence all day, everyday. To fear God is to humble yourself.  

What or who are you serving? What in your life consumes your time? It could be a person, it could be an emotion, it could be money, your job, or even an obsession with a hobby or even worry.  What are you giving yourself to? 

Today, I’m asking you to ask yourself these questions.  Answer yourself honestly.  Then decide to make some changes. Do this all for the glory of God and watch Him begin to do amazing things in and through you.  

Father, today I ask you to help me.  I’ve been divided between _____ and ______.  I want to desire you more.  I want to know you in a deeper way and I know I can’t do that if I’m serving these other things. Lord, give me a heart that’s undivided, that I may fear you. I will praise you with all my heart and glorify you forever.  Thank you father for showing me mercy and grace once again.  Fill me with your joy and have your way in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.

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