Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
Psalm 86:11 NASB
One of my favorite verses.
This is a prayer I have made my own for many years now. About a decade, more a less.
God is omniscient. He is all knowing. Though we may think we know a lot at times, the truth is we know next to nothing. I need Him in every aspect of my life, of my day, my decision making, of my homemaking for my family, my writing, my times of worship and Bible Study. I need His fingerprints all over it.
“Unite my heart to Fear Your name”. That’s saying, ‘Wherever there are parts of my heart that are distracted, away from Your will, whatever part of my heart is not fully surrendered to Your will, God, please unite my heart to fully fear and adore You’.
I was reminded of this verse in my devotion time with the Lord on Monday, which was so timely. Timely because the day prior (Sunday, obviously) our five year old asked to stay with us in the service instead of going to children’s church. He doesn’t ask often, in fact, he really enjoys his class.
As one of the young adults – Rob – was introduced as the night’s preacher, and someone my son looks up to, I knew God was up to something.
Sure, my son colored and played a bit. But he also listened. Quite a bit. I even saw him praying during the alter time. I truly believe that God had J sit in the service for a reason.
Rob’s message was on revival worship. One of the main points of his message was this:
Sometimes the biggest block to our breakthrough is when we try to hold onto things that God is asking us to let go of. We are not true worshippers if we are holding things back from God.
(To listen to the full message click here. It starts around 1 hr 09 min.)
Which brings me back Psalm 86:11. Is my heart fully united to fear God? Are there any places of my heart – or my life – that He doesn’t have full access to? Are there any parts that are not surrendered?
As mentioned, this is a verse that has meant a lot to me for a long time. And I have to admit, there are things that God is asking me to let go of. But that’s for me to know, and you to… well… not know… muahaha.
I encourage you to fully read Psalm 86. I’m trying to meditate on the whole chapter this week, if you follow me on twitter you’ll see I’m sharing some of the verses that are jumping off the page at me.
Now it’s your turn… what is God asking you to let go of?