Teach me your way, Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.“ – Psalm 86: 11-12
Before I became a pastor, I was a Christian Ed Director and youth leader. One Wednesday night at youth group worship, we had youth sharing what God was doing in their lives. One high school youth, named Brooke, read from Psalm 86, which is a Psalm of David, asking for help in times of trouble. As she read, verses 11-12 from Psalm 86, the words just seemed to jumped off the page penetrating my mind & heart. The Word of God really is living and active as Hebrews 4 tells us, and the Word speaks to us today.
Back then I kind of prided myself with being really familiar with Scripture, and it was rare that someone would read from Scripture and I’d think,” I’ve never read that before.” But that night when Brooke shared that Scripture, and began sharing ways her heart was divided, the Scripture became so alive, it penetrated my mind and heart in a new way. God spoke to me through His word that evening, and used a teenager to impact me in a new way. I wanted those verses to be true to my life.Read more Undivided Heart