What It Means To Seek God With Your Whole Heart

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
2 Chronicles 16:9

This verse is speaking of people who are seeking God with all of their heart.

Did you know that God is with you wherever you are reading this post? He is seeking those who would seek God with all of their heart. I want that to be my testimony. Do you?

A person who will seek God with all of their heart will find Him. There are no exceptions.

I have had people tell me that they “tried” this and it did not work. We cannot “try” to seek God. Seeking God with all of our hearts will require us to put our flesh under and it will require sacrifice. The road is not always easy but a person who will commit to stay the course and seek God with all of their heart will find Him.

God has a plan for each of our lives. Walking in this plan will require us to seek Him with our entire being. There will be a price to pay.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.
Matthew 7:13

The work translated “destruction” means ruin, loss, destruction, loss, perishing, etc. It is easy to make a commitment to seek God. Many have made this commitment but few have stuck with it.

Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
Psalm 78:41

Israel limited God through their rebellion. Did you know that we can limit Him from moving in our lives the way He desires? We often limit Him through our constant activity and distracted lifestyles.

What would it be like to just stop, turn off the cellphone and television, and sit quietly before God for an hour or so? This is a foreign concept to many Christians because they do not know how to be still.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalm 46:10

Seeking God with all of our hearts does not mean we are shouting, singing at the top of our lungs, or any other type of “religious” activity. Sometimes it means sitting quietly in a chair and being still.

God is limited to what we think He is. If our thinking is not influenced by His Word and His Spirit then we will remain little thinkers.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 11:29

Jesus will never force Himself into our lives. He is waiting for our invitation.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:20

Many people use this verse in reference to salvation. I believe it could also apply to our relationship with Him. Jesus is standing at the door of our heart knocking. Unfortunately the majority of Christians are either too busy or too distracted to let Him.

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

The Lord will only be as big in our lives as we allow Him to be. It is our choice whether we are going to seek Him half heartedly or with our whole heart.

There seems to be different ways that people approach God. He will love and accept us just as we are but will always have much more if we will just seek Him with everything that is in us.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV)

The key that many people miss in their relationship with God is that it will always be spiritual first. We can have deep intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit but this cannot be judged from the flesh realm. Many times the sweetest times of fellowship in my own life have been the quietest.

God will always meet us where we are. Some people do not believe in miracles. They will never experience one. Some people believe that they have to suffer through life. God will not force them into prosperity.

So what do we do with this? Are we going to make a conscious decision to begin seeking God with all of our hearts or are we going to continue coasting along living our distracted lives?

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