Undivided

Teach me your way, LORD, 
that I may rely on your faithfulness; 
give me an undivided heart, 
that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11) 
 



So many things pulling at my heart,my time, my life– some good, some not, but countless things demand my attention, scream for my focus.

I am called, just as every believer is, to love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength—all of it! Not pieces, not half, not most, not what’s left…but all!  Undivided, complete, whole–all for God!

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So how do we accomplish everything on our to-do list without becoming divided, distracted, and exhausted?  How do we honor God and bring him glory through dirty dishes, laundry, and “normal” day-to-day responsibilities?
We remember Who we are doing it for!
Actions and tasks are only as important as the One we do them for!  What we do becomes important because of Who we serve!  As followers of Christ, we have the glorious opportunity to do “all things for His glory”! (1 Cor. 10:31).
The mundane and ordinary become extraordinary when we follow God and live for Him!
When we seek Him first, He equips us with strength and perseverance.

God has been incredibly faithful to me and I am learning to rely in Him in every situation. I want my heart to be completely whole, without even a tiny piece divided, but I can’t do this on my own—only in His strength can I learn to love God completely.

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Father, teach me to trust You and rely on You—You are faithful! I admit my heart is divided and distracted. Create in me a pure heart that is whole and teach me to love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen!



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6 thoughts on “Undivided

  1. I think it’s also important to remember that it’s OK if everything on the list doesn’t get done! 🙂 Sometimes we need to stop and rest…I find that this is when God speaks the clearest.

    1. Absolutely Laura, you are so right! I find that is the hardest thing to do sometimes is just stop and do what’s most important! Great reminder 😀

  2. I am having a hard time with a divided heart lately. I would definitely appreciate prayer. I’m thankful for God’s mercy but some things are difficult.

    1. Maria, I will be lifting you in prayer today for God to speak to you and encourage you through His presence and His Word. We can do all things in Christ, and nothing without Him. Stay in His Word, clinging to His promises of love, redemption, grace, and mercy and He will see you through!
      <> I’m sorry you are facing challenging times! Keep clinging to God and remember He will work all things, even those meant for evil, He will make them into something good!

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