Mind, Heart and Will Devotional

Psalm 86:11-17 says:
• 11. Tell me where You want me to go and I will go there. May every fiber of my being unite in reverence to Your name. • 12. With all my heart I will praise You. I will give glory to Your name forever, • 13. for You love me so much! You are constantly so kind! You have rescued me from deepest hell.

Psalm 86:11-17 says:
• 14. O God, proud and insolent men defy me; violent, godless men are trying to kill me. • 15. But You are merciful and gentle, Lord, slow in getting angry, full of constant lovingkindness and of truth; • 16. so look down in pity and grant strength to Your servant and save me. • 17. Send me a sign of Your favor. When those who hate me see it they will lose face because You help and comfort me.

A Great Example...
• What can we learn for us today from what we just read? • We can see how the author of this psalm was totally wrapped up in his prayer life with the Lord. • Verse 11 said, • “Tell me where You want me to go and I will go there. May every fiber of my being unite in reverence to Your name.”

A Great Example...
• That is a good prayer for us today! • The psalmist is saying, “Here am I, Lord, what do You want from me? What can I do for You because You and only You are God! Only You are worthy to be worshipped! • Wouldn’t it be great if we could approach God in this manner, displaying such reverence, devotion and humility?

A Great Example...
• We also see an open mind. • "Tell me where You want me to go…I will go Your way...I will walk in Your truth." • Is your mind open to God's truth? • Do you really want Him to teach you His way? • He revealed His ways to Moses and to the Israelites.

A Great Example...
• He will do the same for you also. • We need people today who will say, "Lord, I have an open mind. I want You to show me Your way and truth.” • But that's not enough. We need to have an obedient will. • The psalmist makes a promise in verse 11: "Lord, if You show me Your way, I will obey it."

A Great Example...
• Jesus said, "If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority" (John 7:17). • Finally, we see a united heart. "Unite my heart to fear Your name." • A united heart is wholly fixed upon the Lord. • A divided heart is dangerous.

A Great Example...
• Jesus said, "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6:24). • James 1:8 says a double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways.

A Great Example...
• If you want God to guide and bless you today, follow the example of this prayer. • Give to Him an open mind and say, "Teach me." • Give to Him an obedient will and say, "I will do what you want me to do." • And give to Him a united heart. • Fear His name, and you'll end up praising Him, glorifying Him and enjoying His blessings.

A Great Example...
• Is your mind open to the truth of God's Word? • Does your will respond to truth and obey it? • Is your heart undivided, fixed upon the Lord? • Today, dedicate your mind, heart and will to God.