In Psalm 86, David prays to God asking Him to give Him an undivided heart. He asked, in other words, for God to help him keep his focus and passion on his Maker and King. That was a big ask. Not a big ask for God, mind you. God is certainly powerful enough to accomplish such a task. After all, He is omnipotent. Nevertheless, it was a big ask because David would have to submit to God’s work – allowing his heart to change.
God does not force His will upon the hearts of people. David knew that lifting such a request needed to be joined with a willingness to change – a submissive obedience. In recognition of such a truth, David continued his prayer with words promising heart-changing actions.
David knew that, in order to have an undivided heart, he needed to lift his heart to God through praise and glorification of God.
Do you desire to possess an undivided heart? If so, you will do well to start by offering praise to God and glorifying His Name. Thank Him when you see joy in a child as she plays. Say words of thanks as you sit down for a meal. Sing praises in your car. Lift your songs of worship in church. Exalt His Name when you experience success and people ask about your talent. Be salt. Be light.
Tell your kids or friends stories of how God has been good to you. Brag on your Creator.
All these actions will fine tune your focus and thus lead the way for you to have an undivided heart.
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