Undivided hearts

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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

Our natural inclination is not in the right way! We need God to teach us his way.

Our hearts are often fickle, distracted, divided, unfaithful. We try to find peace and happiness but it eludes us because our hearts are divided, seeking after the wrong things.

God, however, gives us new hearts and new desires. He can satisfy the deepest thirsts of our souls. Only when we have new, undivided hearts can our souls find peace. We realise that the things that pulled the pieces of our hearts in the wrong directions actually have no power over us and we do not need to fear them.

We need only to fear God – not in terror, but with an appropriate sense of awe and reverence. Then we can praise him with our whole heart.