Multi-tasking can be a valuable life skill, from the office worker juggling several projects at once to the busy mother handling multiple demands. But of course, one place multi-tasking does not belong is behind the wheel! We have all been there, driving distractedly with either last minute grooming, texting, phoning or even eating at the wheel. However, driving is one of those activities that for safety’s sake requires undivided attention.
Today’s verse is part of a prayer of David’s. He understands that in following God’s way he will be walking in His truth and relying on His faithfulness. But to do that David prays for a heart that is undivided. David wants to be wholly committed to the Lord but like so many of us, his heart is distracted. God does not want just some of our attention, but all of it! We are to love Him with ALL our heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5). And when our hearts are completely His, we can fear and worship His name and all He represents.
Loving Him with all of my heart is the only possible response to what He has done for me. He has shown me a “great love” (verse 13) that has delivered me and made me alive! My heart can be full of love for family and friends but this love for Him is something different and something all-consuming. It is a love that reaches down to my soul and it is a love that will be eternal. The more of my heart that I give Him, the more this love grows!
Keep my heart undivided, Lord. Take all of it and make it Yours.