Unite My Heart to Fear Your Name

This painting by Winslow Homer reminds me of a ‘united heart.’

The boy at the back of the little boat is sailing the boat. He is focused, challenged, and delighted. He has a united heart to maintain his course and to hold tightly to the sails.

A united heart maintains a steady course. A united heart for Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God] is able to hold steady through the turbulent winds of distractions and temptations. A united heart keeps the destination primary and focused.

King David prayed for a united heart:

Teach me Your way, O Yahuwah; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.  (Psalm 86:11)

King David wanted a united heart for undistracted devotion for Yahuwah and His holy name. I want that too! But it’s not easy to achieve.

A Treasure

A united heart for Yahuwah is not something we can acquire by running down to the little corner market and picking up a package of “United Heart.” I’m learning that a united heart is a treasure to be gained over a life-time. Gaining the treasure of a truly united heart takes prayer and patience. Most importantly however, it takes commitment and determination to love Yahuwah completely, to learn and obey His Word, and to discern the leading of His Holy Spirit.

Undistracted love and devotion for Father, for His name, and for His Truth is what a united heart is after! The apostle Paul put it this way — forgetting those things which are behind, I press toward the prize of the high calling of Yahuwah in Messiah Yahushua  (Philippians 3:13,14). That clarifies the focus of a united heart for Yahuwah — pressing forward to fulfill the calling and purposes that Father has for us.

But, the enemy of our souls has an endless array of turbulent distractions! The psalms of King David reveal a man who struggled with the turbulent winds of distractions, temptations, and persecutions. Yet deep in his heart, he sincerely loved Yahuwah! Because of his passionate love for Yahuwah, David was enabled to maintain his commitment and devotion even through his trials, failures, and victories.

King David is an encouragement for me — for all those who long to follow Yahuwah with undistracted devotion. In the midst of all the distractions and discouragements, King David knew the great importance of a united heart that loves and honours Yahuwah, and honours His holy NAME. David kept his heart focused on the invisible, living, Mighty One of Israel. David focused on the things that are not seen — the eternal realm.

The Things Which Are Not Seen

Look unto me [Yahuwah], and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am Elohim [God], and there is none else.  (Isaiah 45:22)

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2Corinthians 4:17)

As these verses teach us, we must be looking to the hidden, eternal realm — looking at the things which are not seen, the things which are eternal! This requires us to BE patient! Sometimes we must simply ‘Stand Still’ — trusting and waiting — waiting for Father’s direction to be revealed to us: “… stand still, and see the salvation (deliverance) of Yahuwah” (Exodus 14:13).

The struggles and the afflictions we experience in the natural are working for us in the spiritual, eternal realm while we are looking unto Yahuwah, the King, eternal, immortal, invisible (1Tim 1:17).

Our trials are working for us an exceeding, and eternal, weight of glory! as the verse in 2Corinthians tells us. But we need to cultivate our patience, and maintain our ‘grip’ — our determined focus on the hidden, unseen, invisible realm.

The ‘United Heart’ Grip

If we will keep our eyes on the Unseen Realm, where the great cloud of witnesses is cheering us on (Hebrews 12:1), then we will be encouraged. Remembering to look to the eternal, everlasting Yahuwah in our moments of weakness helps us! Remembering His promises of preservation are as a shield against the enemy! (See Psalms 54:4; Psalms 94:14; Psalms 119:116; Psalms 138:8)

This is the United Heart’s grip — to hold tightly to Yahuwah’s Words, trusting in Him, sometimes moment-by-moment, and try to not create our own rescue.

Our life here is just a vapour, therefore holding on tightly to Father’s Words and promises are essential. It is important for us to keep returning to the entrance of His Words into our mind and heart for comfort and understanding (Psalms 119:130).

Keeping His Words before our eyes, and speaking His truth to ourselves: this is how we hold tightly to His promises. We keep talking to Father, seeking His strength, trusting in His peace that surpasses our understanding (Philippians 4:6-7).

When we look to Yahuwah alone, when He is our only hope of salvation and deliverance, then our heart is becoming united in trusting Him, in honouring Him, in loving Him — and in fearing His Name.

To ‘fear His Name’ is to behave and speak with honour, reverence, and loyalty to His Truth, His Character, and His Word, in everything we do! This is how our heart becomes united!

And by His great grace and mercy, HE enables us to hold tightly to our focus, to our faith, even in the midst of turbulence and troubles: For it is God which works in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).

When we look to Yahuwah for His strength and guidance, then He works within us to give us a United Heart that trembles to stray away from Him. A United Heart will not turn aside from God’s Word and His truth!

Yahuwah is Looking!

Father loves us abundantly and wants to guide us and bring us into His heavenly kingdom, by showing Himself strong on our behalf:

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.  (2Chronicles 16:9)

The above Scripture teaches us that Father is looking too! He is looking earnestly for those who have a heart fully turned toward Him. He is looking for the ‘united heart’ — the one who is surrendered to Him, dedicated and devoted to loving Him and following Him, the Master, Yahuwah Elohim! He is waiting patiently for the precious fruit of a united heart that yearns to please Father in every way (James 5:7).

Yahuwah’s Mercies Are New Every Morning!

Every day we face a new set of struggles and dilemmas. But every morning we can begin afresh. As the prophet Jeremiah tells us: Yahuwah’s mercies are new every morning!

The steadfast love of Yahuwah never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentation 3:22-23)

Every day, we re-commit ourselves to Father, acknowledging our need for Him, seeking Him for a heart that is single, sincere, and united in love and devotion to Him.

As we saw in Joy Cometh In the Morning, the morning is a special time for our joy and our hope to be renewed and strengthened! His joy is imparted to us when we are seeking to delight ourselves in Him.

Each day, may it be, that we will call on our Abba Father, and ask Him, just as King David did:

“Teach me Your way, O Yahuwah; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name!”

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Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God], Who is the Living, Eternal God, Creator of all things, Who can do whatever His pleases, came to this earth, born into this world through a virgin birth. He did this to communicate His character, His nature, His power, His purpose, and His plans. Only Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] could have accomplished this mission, because . . . He was not an ordinary man!!


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