Unifying The Heart

The human heart is fragmented by many competing forces. Simplicity requires the heart to find a way to live for a higher, unifying purpose. What is the heart’s true master at this moment?

No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Luke 16.13)

Masters

A heart which serves many masters
Is divided and won’t withstand
Competing causes and pressures
Which pound and pound: “Demand! Demand!”

The heart should strive to serve the Lord
Above all that attracts its will.
Resting in Him, with one accord,
Demands weaken and slow to still.

The heart opened to serve Him well,
Responding: “Here I am, send me!”,
With gratitude, will often dwell
In peace and equanimity.

The heart, whose Master is its lead,
Entrusting all into His hands,
Will find His stewardship will heed
All of its needs, not its demands.

In Master’s care, all hearts are held
In unity — discord is quelled.

In singleness of heart,… obey Christ… as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord.” (Ephesians 6.5-8)

Lord, master all the cares of my heart. May Your will be done in me and may I strive to serve You well in all things. Amen.