This past weekend our Men's Ministry attended the Bay Area Men's Conference. The theme verse was Psalm 86:11 "Teach me Your way, O Lord: I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
As I listened to the various studies I was reminded of just how much the Lord loves us, but more importantly, like David we should desire the Lord's instruction in our daily lives. Just as we nurture, teach and instruct our children to do that which is right, our Father wants to instruct us. In Psalm 119:11, David made a very profound statement before the Lord, " I have hidden Your word i my heart that I might not sin against You." That implanting of God's word was the result of David allowing God to instruct him in accordance to His will for David's life.
I am reminded that it isn't just enough to be instructed, I must be willing to act upon and implement those things that God reveals to me. It's the idea of "walking the walk, not just talking the talk." My wife often times reminds me that talk is cheap, but acting on that talk is to be cherished.
As the result of the teaching from God, the walking out of His truth in our life, we will have our hearts united with His. We should remember the words of Christ in relation to the heart. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; Matthew 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19–21 NKJV)