Motives of the Heart
“The desire of my soul is for Your name and for the remembrance of You.” Isaiah 26:8
Heavenly Father, Your name is great, and as Your children and bearers of Your great name, the motives of our heart should be to bring glory to Your name. Too often, the motives of our heart are not so pure. We have a tendency in our nature to make a name for ourselves, which was the motive of the people’s hearts who built the Tower of Babel as recorded in Genesis 11. This was not pleasing to You, and You stopped the work of the tower by confusing their language and scattering them abroad. Lord, search our hearts, and reveal any way that we have used Your name and Your things to build a name for ourselves. Forgive us, Lord, and purify our hearts. May the desire of our soul be for Your name alone. Let us declare the truth of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:9, which states that His name is above every name. Yes, Lord, let Your Name alone be exalted, for we are Your people called by Your name (Daniel 9:19). Although we were scattered with different tongues, the desire of Your heart is to make us one again with You through Your name. “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.” John 17:11
May our desires and the motives of our heart be for the glory of Your name to the ends of the earth. Amen!