God Desires Our Whole Heart not Half
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart” — Jeremiah 29:13
Have you ever felt lost and alone? Have there been times in your life where you were paralyzed in fear and unsure of your next step?
God wants you to know that you never have to feel lost or alone again. He is not hiding from you now and He is not going to hide from you in the future. God promises us in His Word that when we seek Him we will find Him. We don’t have to play the childhood game of hide and seek. He is right in front of you, it’s a matter of where you are looking.
What Are You Seeking?
The question that I ask myself is: “Have I been seeking Him with my whole heart or with only part of my heart? I encourage you to ask yourself that same question.
God isn’t interested in only a part of our hearts, He is wanting the entire thing. When I seek other’s approval, acceptance and validation above God’s, I am not truly seeking God with my whole heart. When I am more concerned with what my family and friends think than what God thinks, I am not seeking God with my whole heart.
Knowing that I will always find Him if I seek Him with my whole heart encourages me to press forward in my life. No matter what situation I find myself in if I seek Him – He will be there. It also encourages me to look at my priorities and see where I am putting God. Does He come first in my life? or is He second or even farther down? Third? Fourth? Fifth…? (you get the idea).
God has been challenging me lately in the area of my priorities. He has shown me where I have neglected to put Him first — ouch! Too often I have allowed my husband, my friendships, my hobbies and my work to come before my spending time with Him. This was not pleasant to see, however I am forever grateful that He showed me this. The reality is I can not change anything that I am not aware needs changing. I also can’t change anything that I don’t first acknowledge needs to change.
Seeking Him First-Give Your Whole Heart
Becoming aware of the importance of seeking God with my whole heart and falling short of this causes me to redefine what my priorities need to be. I have been trying to make it a daily practice to engage in scripture writing and to daily spend time with Him in prayer. Reading the Bible has become more important to me than reading a magazine or a novel. Being in is His presence has changed my perspective concerning my life and where I place my priorities. I still get side tracked and get enticed by the sparkles in life. The curve balls and the hiccups have gotten me off track and God still has had to remind me to seek Him with my whole heart during these times. I am a work in progress – continuing to press forward.
Have you been seeking Him first in your life? Where are your priorities? Is there any that needs some adjustment?
Father God, forgive me for the times where I have held back parts of my heart and sought others approval, acceptance and validation above Yours. I know that without You I am lost and I am alone. Help me to not get side tracked with the approval of man and teach me what it means to seek You with my entire heart. I love You Jesus and I am so grateful to have You in my life. In Jesus’ Name ~~~ Amen
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