Do you seek God wholeheartedly? Or are you just doing lipservice? Do you grudgingly read your Bible, pray and attend church just so that people will think that you are a good Christian? Many, many Christians are going through their Christian walk in this way. We do what we have to do to just get by but our heart is not in it. We lack the joy and passion in being a child of the King. If only we would seek Him wholeheartedly, we could watch our lives become transformed.
In verse 2 of Psalm 119 David writes, “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.” Right away we are reminded that true happiness and blessings in life are only found when we are seeking God wholeheartedly.
There is nothing in this world that can make us truly satisfied but Christ. Not our husbands, our children, our houses, our friends, or even our jobs.
Throughout these 24 verses, David tells us many ways that He sought out God and we can apply these to our lives today.
How to seek God wholeheartedly
He diligently walked in God’s precepts (v. 4)
Respected His commandments (v. 6)
Praises Him (v. 7)
Memorized and meditates on the Scriptures (v. 11, 15)
He is teachable (v. 12)
Rejoices and delights in God’s Word (v. 14, 16)
Asks God to reveal Scriptures to him (v.18)
God wants us to understand His Word, ask Him for help understanding things
Desires being close to God (v 20)
In verse 20 he writes, My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. Does our soul long for God in this way? What’s in our life pulling us away from the One who satisfies our soul? Convicting thoughts for sure.
We can’t master all of these in one day or maybe in one year. But we can pick a few to master right here today. We can start learning how to seek God with our whole heart so that we can long for Him as king David did. What can you improve on today to grow closer to the Lord?
Maybe you need to give yourself more grace from your past. Maybe you need to make your Bible study a priority. Maybe you need to check your heart. Sometimes it’s our own laziness or refusal to forgive ourselves that keeps us from moving forward in our relationship with the Lord. We move away from Him but He stays right where He is. He never moves from us. Friend, you can have the relationship with the Lord that you long for, start seeking Him wholeheartedly and it will come.
Your turn! What ways are you seeking God? Which one of these areas do you need to improve on? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
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