Seek Me with ALL Your Heart
Today I was hit hard with conviction. I don’t even know what I was thinking about, but my mind never stops and it constantly goes from one subject to the next.
It just happened. I was sitting in Jennie’s car and we were stuck in traffic, and I felt the Lord speak to me, “Seek ME”. Jeremiah 29:11 popped into my head.
Because after that scripture is verses 12 & 13.
11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
My Grandpa Ron, who went on to be with Jesus, always told me I couldn’t have verse 11 unless I did verses 12 & 13 with it. They cannot be separated. Verse 13 it says that we will find the Lord when we seek Him with our whole heart. I can’t tell you how many times I have read and pondered on these scriptures but today it takes on a whole new meaning.
My twin brother sent me a clip from David Wilkerson called, “Love Your God Till The Last Breath”. I held back the tears and conviction in the car best I knew how. Please go on YouTube and listen to this 10 minute clip!) It was so powerful. “Jesus will not abide in a temple that ignores Him, that neglects Him. Are you seeking Him?”
We got to prayer meeting and guess what the devotion was on? (Jeremiah 29:11-13) My eyebrows went up! Seriously Lord?! Out of all the scriptures, you laid this one on the Pastor’s heart?
God revealed to me that I have been seeking His face because of my problems. I have been seeking Him because of my worries and troubles. I have been seeking Him for answers. I have not been seeking Him just for Who He is. I have not been seeking HIM.
I couldn’t stop the tears from falling as I asked God to forgive me for what I have done. It’s HIM I should seek. Not answers. Not guidance. Not riches. HIS NAME and when I seek HIM with my whole heart (nothing else in it but completely empty to Him) it’s then I will find my purpose, my hope, and my future. Everything else will follow…
Going to just throw this out there that after Bible Study I opened my FB page and this is the first picture that popped on my screen. Coincidence? I think not.
Thanking the Lord for conviction and filling me back up with His overwhelming love and presence tonight.