Recently at Charisma Church we started playing Matt Redman’s song King of My Soul. It’s a really fun song and I enjoy it. If you haven’t heard it before check out the video below. I really like the bridge. It has one of those fun sing/yell feels. It has been in the rotation for a few months but something really grabbed my heart this past Sunday. There is one simple line in the song that I had mindlessly singing that hit me hard. “So let my life be undivided God.”
When I sang that line, the words just stuck with me. I had sang that line so many times without even thinking about what I was singing. I just began to mediate on that thought. What would my life look like if it was undivided? As much as I’d love to say my life is completely dedicated to God, I can’t. To be honest, I don’t know that it is even possible, but I also don’t know that I consciously strive for it either. I’m not always thinking of ways to weave God into all of my life.
Sure when I was reading the Bible this morning at breakfast I wasn’t divided (except maybe when I lost focus to make sure I didn’t spill granola all over myself), but what about other areas of my life? You would think that working for a Christian non-profit means that God and work are not divided, but that isn’t always the case. When I picked up a food donation at Kroger today I wasn’t thinking about how I could make my life undivided. I was thinking about the three things I had to do after I picked up the food. Even at church it is easy to be divided. I had mindlessly sang that lyric for months before I really thought about what I was singing.
I’m not saying that to be undivided means that every word out of your mouth needs to be scripture. I’m not sure I’ve really discovered what exactly it means. Psalm 86:11 says, “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” This has become my prayer. Lord teach me more about your ways so that my life may grow less divided from you.
until next time…
(Photo thumbnail courtesy of Cambry Rene)