Weekly Devotional By Pastor Ron
July 16, 2017
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Oh to have an undivided heart. The Hebrew word literally calls for a united or joined heart. The Psalmist is asking for a heart that yearns for nothing other than God. He desires emotions that are always satisfied in God, thoughts that are on and of God, and actions that glorify God. Is that possible? Are you wallowing in your half commitment to God, waiting to see if something or someone better comes along? Are you running from God daring Him to catch you? Has God opened the door of your jail cell and you still sit inside afraid to go out? Does our sin nature destroy the possibility of God ruling our minds, desires and deeds? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Read and absorb Romans 6:
v.4....We have a new life
v.v6...we are no longer slaves to sin
v.7...We are free from sin
v.11... We are alive to God
v.18...We are slaves to righteousness
v.23...We have eternal life
We moan now because we try to play with sin with one foot in the world, but our master no longer let's us gain any lasting peace or joy through it. We fight Him off like He is the enemy, yet He is our creator, freedom fighter and Lord.
Desire a united heart for God and it will change you, because He will change you. Desire what God says will satisfy you. Try it for once and see the truth of Scripture come alive in your life.
Lord, take my heart and squeeze all life out of it that does not belong to you. Fill me with a new, cleansed and unified life that breathes only air from your magnificent presence. That I may bask in your aroma.