Thursday, June 12, 2008

An Undivided Heart

"Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I will fear your name." Psalm 86:11

So often in my life I go my way instead of Gods. I get busy with life. Busy raising children, busy being a wife and busy keeping up with the house. I often need the reminder that this verse gives- "Teach me your way, O Lord...". I too easily travel my own path, not the one the Lord has laid before me. I find it so easy to get caught up in everyday living and forget to focus on the One who has given me this life.

"...Give me an undivided heart" I even struggle with focusing my thoughts on the Lord. My mind tends to flit through several dozen things at once, never staying focused on any one thing for too long. So, I find I struggle with giving God my full attention even during my quiet times. I even find it hard to pray. When in pray my mind wanders through what needs to be done or the events of the day.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says " Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Again another reminder to give it all to the Lord. My life, my thoughts, my children, my husband- all to the Lord. How easily I fall into the trap of relying on myself to get through each day. Why is it so hard for me to give God full control of my life? One moment I think I have given it all to the Lord and the next moment I am in the drivers seat again veering off the path He has set before me.

So, in light of this very honest and revealing look into my life. My goal for the next month is to pray this verse throughout my days. I especially will be praying for an undivided heart, the Lord knows I need it!

"Lord teach me your ways so that I can really know you. Help me to display your truths in my life so that others may see your love through me. Give me an undivided heart so that I may focus on you and your love. Help me to put you first in my life and give you control of my days."

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  1. oh, that is my prayer! I know what you mean by thoughts running astray. Great post!

  2. Jenn,
    Beautiful picture of the gorgeous pink flowers in your blog header. What kind are they?

    I, too, have difficulty with having an undivided heart. I love your prayer, and you have inspired me to pray this verse throughout my days, too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've had to focus on trusting HIS will a lot lately. This is a GREAT reminder for all of us! Thank you!

  4. Thanks for your honesty and know you are not alone. This sounds a lot like me. Especially the part about praying and letting the mind wander off to unfinished business.


  5. I car pool and God. The ride goes much nicer when I let Him drive.


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