Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Undivided Time in 2009

It's Word-Filled Wednesday!


My goal this year is to remember that everything I see, say, read, do, touch and write needs to be in line with His Truth. I don't want my heart sliced into pieces like pie, leaving only the leftovers for my Lord. I want each fraction of the seconds in my life to match up with whatever is true, praiseworthy and right. I want to honor Him and have appropriate awe for His glorious name.

I pray that anything that divides me from a pure heart for the Lord will be tossed out, whether it be wasted time or entertainment or worry or ministry or self-promotion or interests or talents or relationships or...  If the Lord can use any of these for His glory, I pray I will pursue them with full force, running fast 'n hard with the strength He provides. As He teaches me, and as I submit, I'll know what to do by the leading of the Holy Spirit in me.


My personal verse for 2009:


Father God, I long to have an undivided heart. Just as Jesus showed single-mindedness in Your will for Him, I want to be solely devoted to You as well. I long to worship You and live for you with no duplicity in my heart or from my lips. And I want to want it every single day. Lord, help me to fear You and love You with all that is within me. In Jesus' name, Amen.


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31 friends shared a comment:

Nancie said...

Amen! What a lovely verse and picture. May God give us an undivided heart and deepen our love and devotion to Him. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy WFW!

Willow said...

Oh, LauraLee, that is wonderful! It is such a worthy goal to have particularly in a world that attempts to divide us in a thousand ways every day! Beautiful!

Joan said...

Great verse for 2009. That is the desire of my heart also. Thanks for sharing the verse and the beautiful graphic.

Blessings

Tammy said...

Great picture! What a great verse to pray each morning & throughout the day.

Joanne Sher said...

Just beautiful - and the picture is perfect for it.

ellen b. said...

Good morning LauraLee, May God help you with your desire this year and always...

Susan said...

Oh wow, this was just incredible!!

The graphic was awesome too.

I pray the same prayer as well.

Blessings to you this WFW♥

Homesteader in Training said...

Amen! May we all pursue this in our hearts and minds as well.
I love that picture and the verse.
Hugs my friend.

Kristi said...

I just adore your honesty and your love for the Lord. May He grant you the desires of your heart this year.

Joyfull said...

Beautiful picture and verse. May this be our prayer and hearts desire for the New Year.

a woman found said...

Oh LauraLee you and I are so on the same spiritual page!! Prayin' for you sister as I too seek to be singleminded in following my Saviour!

love ya!
Sheila

Laurie Ann said...

Amen to that, LauraLee! Such a sweet sweet verse, picture and post. Happy WFW!

LisaShaw said...

LauraLee, I had to leave for a moment and then return to comment. I left to pray because the Lord has your heart right where he has mine. I had just done a message that is so in line with yours and then here I came and read your blog and saw WOW! The Lord is speaking to our hearts.

Undivided time in 2009! Amen! Just laying at the Feet of Jesus worshipping, gleaning and finding joy in Him. Anything else we do may it be in line with His plans because when it is then it's done decent and in order not out of balance.

I love you and your heart for JESUS!

Mimi said...

Excellent start to the New Year!

I have a great Inspiration giveaway going on my Devotional Daze blog, so stop by & check it out!

JesusRulzMe said...

I want to honor Him and have appropriate awe for His glorious name.

I'm singing the same tune sister!

I love you big time!♥
Sunny

Amydeanne said...

wow! what an excellent verse! May this be my prayer today!

hip chick said...

What a wonderful WFW! My thoughts have been similar in this new year. I really want to grow in Christ and mature in my Holy walk.

Patty Wysong said...

I'm so there, too, sweetie! Loooove this verse!

hennhouse said...

Gorgeous! And what a wonderful reminder--the image goes so perfectly with the verse.

Happy WFW!

Peggy said...

Blessings LauraLee!!! Great theme & PURPOSE!!! Undivided time in 2009!

EXCELLENT PRAYER & WORDS of INSPIRATION and WFW! My Weds. is filled now by your words & you have confirmed to me that I must FOCUS my walk! May we each be more in LINE with HIS TRUTH!

LOVE YOUR PERSONAL TRUTH! I guess my 2 Corinthians 14-17 (15) having been my first & foremost focus is mine as my reading plan started off as being to LIVE in UNION with God!

Denise said...

Amen, amen my precious friend. I love you, and stand in agreement with you in this prayer.

Lisa said...

Great scripture and goal for this New Year. Thanks for sharing. Happy WFW!

crittyjoy said...

wonderful theme verse! What a prayer to our God.

Blessings!

Catrina Bradley said...

"I want to want it every day."

Amen.

Lori said...

"And I want to have it everyday!"
That's beautiful.

Sue said...

That is a beautiful way to display that verse. I don't know how to do that. It's good to pray the word, and that's a great one to pray each day.

Esthermay said...

Amen!
Your heart is showing.
:-)

~esthermay @The Heart of a Pastor's Wife

Named Alicia said...

Amen! Thanks for sharing this beautiful prayer! May the Lord grant you the desires of your heart this year! May it be a blessed and fulfilling year!

Betsy Markman said...

I love that verse! And slowly but surely He's been answering that prayer for me.
More slowly than I'd care to admit...
It's a great verse to choose. May you be blessed as you pursue its riches.

DeeDee said...

Oh that is GREAT
love the verse and the graphic.

Oh Lord give us an Un-divided heart -

Thanks for sharing !
DeeDee

Jnette said...

Beautiful Scripture!!