Tuesday, 22 February 2011

IT'S A HEART THING


Jeremiah 29:13
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

 
When we give our lives to Christ, we don't know Him intimately right away. It takes time. It takes reading the Bible, studying His word and spending quality time with Him in prayer and worship. This is gives us the chance to start getting comfortable with Him in turn trusting Him to share our darkest and intimate secrets with Him. God created us for an intimate relationship with Him. By working on that relationship we learn we can trust Him wholeheartedly. We also learn that He loves us no matter what we’ve done, noty done or who we are.

Even though we may not be able to physically see Him, we find He is there all of the time. Even though we may not be able to audibly hear Him, we learn He can and does speak to our heart. We discover this by investing time into the relationship. If you want to know God better, spend more time with Him through His word and prayer. Read God’s Word and you’ll begin to experience God’s heart. Spend time alone with Him and you will begin to see and hear Him more in your life. It may be through a scripture, a friend or an idea that pops into your mind that you just sense is from God. When you know God better, you’ll also know how to recognise Him. It’s hard to explain, but you just do.

God is always open and He is always there to listen and reply. He is knowledgeable on all subjects and He stands ready to meet with us at any time. If you find yourself searching for answers or wondering if God indeed cares for you, ask Him a question through prayer. Hide His Word in your heart. Meet with Him one on one. He will be the best Friend you ever make and you’ll see and hear from Him in a whole new way.

I want to urge and encourage you today, God's presence is the privilege of prayer and His grace. Today He says, if you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find Him. Why don't you do just that!


Reflections:
Remember our Christian walk and relationship with God is a heart thing! Just go before Him and pour out your heart to Him and you will find Him.

Power verses:
This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;--Amos 5:4


"Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them."-Psalms 84:5
 
 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."--Isaiah 55:8-9
 
"Create in me a clean HEART, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."--Psalms 51:10
 
2011 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.
 


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