Sunday, March 31, 2013

Psalms 86:11-13 -- On Uniting our Hearts

"Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell."
Psalms 86:11-13

I really like the "unite my heart" part.  I think that it is easy to feel divided within yourself... one part of you wanting God and one part wanting something else entirely.  And so we plead with God to teach us, and we work on walking the right way even though we feel divided.  God is the one that can change our hearts, if we want them changed.  ... And then we'll be able to praise God with our whole hearts, and be delivered from the lowest hell. :)  Sometimes I think that internal struggle IS the lowest hell... or at least part of it.  God can help us to be united in ourselves.  Today, let's pray for and work on being whole.

1 comment:

  1. How many of us are ready for God's truth? In order to mature to the place where we can both except and digest that truth takes repeated exposure to God's Spirit. Like learning how to master riding a bike it takes repeated kneelogy and repeated failures to mature in the spirit to live in God's truth. He is God and we are not and unless we can repeatedly allow our human selfishness and willfulness to die we will not mature to that place where God's truth is our truth. In Psalms 86 David states it best. I pray continually to you LORD. He got it now can we?


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