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You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)
When did you seek Him with all your heart and what did finding Him look like?
If you never have, today might be a good day to do so. He promises to be found. :)
This scripture tells us that we need to seek Him with ALL of our heart. Some translations say "with your WHOLE heart. Not just a part of it. Not half-heartedly, but with everything you've got. There are times where I have to admit that I've taken a half-hearted approach to seeking Him, but today we're focusing on a time when I have sought Him with my whole heart. There have been lots of times but I'm going to go back to one of the first times.
In my high school years I was an agnostic. I did not know if there was a God. Growing up I had believed that there was, but due to wrong doctrine being crammed down my throat, followed by bad influence from my "friends", I ended up questioning the truth of it. By providence there was enough of a seed of Truth planted in my heart that God had more than enough to work with.
I wondered if God was real and figured that if He was then He was certainly more than capable of telling me Himself. I was tired of people and their opinions. I didn't believe anyone knew for sure, at least not the people I knew, and all they wanted to do was make me believe their opinions. So I prayed. I asked God if He was real to prove it to me. Not prove in a disrespectful way. I told Him that I wouldn't believe people because I've already heard them, but for Him to tell me Himself in whatever way He wanted to. I prayed this a lot. I wanted the Truth of the matter. Not so that I could satisfy my curiosity, but so that I could work on getting right with Him. It only made sense that if He was real that I should want to be on His side. I mean really the alternative wasn't too appealing. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.
One day I was sitting on the steps outside of our apartment with a friend, just talking about whatever, and God said "I am real." Not audibly but inside my heart. I had never heard that phrase before but I knew that it was spoken inside my heart. That was the only way to describe it. Who knew your heart had ears!? I looked at my friend and said "God just spoke to me! He told me He was real!" I don't remember what my friend said, and it didn't matter because I knew the Truth of the matter. God was REAL. He didn't tell me to do anything, He simply answered my question. I SO LOVE that He does that. He is so personal with us that all we need to do is ask a question and know that He is big enough to answer it. He is after all, GOD.
There's more to this story and I will post about it later if you're interested. For now it's your turn. Write a post on your blog about a time when you sought Him with your whole heart and what it looked like to find Him. Use Mr Linky below to link to your post so we can read about it.