“Wholeheartedly” – Charles F. Stanley
“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
Do not get frustrated or discouraged when it appears difficult to seek the Father. You may wonder why He doesn’t just make Himself known to you. But don’t despair, His is training you to find Him. How does He do so?
First God develops your trust by stretching you beyond your comfort level. Romans 8:24-25 explains, “Hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.” And so the Father remains silent for a time so you’ll persist in seeking Him and increase in faith.
Second, the Lord teaches you to depend upon Him rather than any earthly crutch. He sustains everything in the universe with His power and He wants you to realize it. So He brings you to the point where you must rely upon Him for everything – even the timing and manner by which He reveals Himself to you.
So keep watching, and expect to hear your loving God. He will certainly be found by you as you seek Him wholeheartedly.
Lord, thank You for deepening my relationship with You. I give You my whole heart, amen.
In His presence…wholeheartedly seek His face.