And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV
God is speaking to Israel. God created them. He set Israel apart to be His special possession. The Lord chose Israel to live in a loving relationship with Him.
The people of Israel knew about God. Their lives revolved around religious traditions, laws, and customs. Their religious acts were not acceptable to the Lord.
God told Israel they needed to seek Him because they had not yet found Him. They did not know God because they had not sought Him in the secret places of their hearts.
What does it mean to seek God with all your heart? If I had a dollar for every time I spoke to someone and outwardly agreed with what they were saying while inwardly disagreeing I would be a rich man.
If I send out this message as an item on a list that must be completed to please God it is a waste of time. If I send it out to fulfill my selfish desires it is sin. If I write and send out this message because I love God and want to glorify Him I am blessed!
We will know Jesus intimately when we choose to know Him intimately!
God is after your heart because His greatest desire is for you to love Him with all your heart. In western civilization we speak of the heart as the center of a person. It is who we really are when all else is stripped away.
Jesus sees straight into our hearts. Jesus knows the secret things hidden in our hearts.
What is in your heart today?
If your heart is not filled with love for Jesus do not feel guilty, sit in a corner, or take a time out. Do not feel condemned. Ask Jesus to fill your heart with love for Him.
Loving Jesus begins with the desire to know Jesus. Anyone who truly knows Jesus will fall in love with Him.
Jesus created you in His image and likeness. Jesus wants you to be set apart for Him. You are His special possession. Jesus wants you to live in a loving relationship with Him today!
If you seek Jesus with all your heart you will fall in love with Him. Seek Jesus with all you heart and you will be blessed in this life and throughout eternity!
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