Whole-Hearted Pursuit

“Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.  – Psalm 86:11
Even David, who was chosen and called by God to lead a nation, needed to ask anew for God to teach him His truth and to be given an undivided heart so that he might fear the Father’s name.  In doing so, he was keeping in perspective his place on the planet.  Though a great leader, it was only so because he was called and commissioned by the Creator.
Though I am not called to lead a nation, I am called to lead a family and to teach children.  I cannot do this as He is asking me to do if I am not learning, growing, and walking with Him in truth.  My heart must belong to God alone, if I am to walk as He calls me to do.  It is only in giving Him all of myself, that I am given all of Him to share with others – His love, His grace, His goodness, His encouragement.  Any good that is given by me, is a gift of a gracious God.  Any wisdom that I am able to impart, is granted only because He has graciously given to me.
Without forgiveness, focus, and fixed eyes, faith would not be found.  He alone grants all goodness as I fix my eyes, heart and mind on Him.  When I pursue my perfect Papa, all I need is graciously supplied.  

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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