My Whole Heart02/24/2014 - Author: Jennifer - 1 Comment
“If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.” Jeremiah 29:13
This verse. This verse made me pause and think. The more popular verse is verse 11 which can be taken out of context. It can also give comfort, but I don’t want to rant. Jeremiah 29:13–that made me say ouch.
There have been times I have asked God where He is. Am I not looking with all of my heart? Am I being lazy? Scared of what He will say? Is it the times that I don’t hear Him because I am not looking for Him with all I have? The verse before this one says that He hears, so I know my prayers on being heard and that God is listening. I know that there are times where we are to shut up, listen, or wait. I hate waiting.
How long have I been doing the Christian thing with only a little of my heart? How long have I been proclaiming that I follow Jesus with all that I am, but I am giving Him leftovers?
I need repentance. What have I missed by not searching God with my whole heart? How much have I messed up (myself and others) by being selfish and scared? I probably won’t like what He wants me to do all of the time, but really, Christianity should be all or nothing. I am ashamed to say that I feel I have been lukewarm at times.
I know that nobody will be perfect, but if I am going to shine the Light of Jesus, I need to let Him guide all of my heart and life. If not, well, I don’t think that I am being obedient.
What are your thoughts? I would like to hear them.