Unite My Heart, O LORD
Teach me Your way, O LORD;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. Psalm 86:11
to be (or become) one:—join, unite
Reading this Psalm recently, the first word of the last line really touched me…UNITE…Unite my heart. This phrase is about singleness of heart, a one-track heart, an undivided heart…focused upon God, and God Alone.
Is that possible?
David called upon God to unite his heart. He asked God to do this for Him so that he would, could fear His Name. He asked God for this unity of heart so he could revere the One Who called him to be king. He asked God to close any gaps that his heart may have had so he would stand in awe of the God Who called David a man after His heart.
“And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’” Acts 13:22 (ref.: 1 Samuel 13:14)
God created this heart of mine so that I would, could love Him, honor Him, adore Him, and praise Him. I am to be focused upon Him with this oneness of heart. Yet I have this broken, divided heart because I live in this fallen world. I don’t mean for it to be this way. I try to focus on God and God Alone. Yet, my heart can lose sight and track of Him because I am looking everywhere but to Him for peace, love, gentleness, joy, and so much more. Oh, that I would turn from my own ways and look only to Him, always.
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore. Psalm 86:12
Oh, what I am able to do when my heart is united, when it is one whole instead of two or many pieces. I will praise Him. I will love Him. I will glorify my God with all of my heart. He wants all of me so that He can use all of me in this world. Oh, how this world needs Him! Oh, my! How it needs God!
Father God, I pray that You will unite my heart into one whole piece wholly desirous of You. I wish to focus upon only You. When I am at this place, LORD, I can see only You and, then, through Your love, your heart, I can see so much more clearly. Your clarity becomes mine in those precious moments. I can love this world in which You have placed me with an undivided heart. Oh, my LORD, unite my heart to be undivided and willingly, lovingly directed to You. May this be so in the Name of Jesus. I pray, O LORD. I pray. Amen.
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