Whole Heart

Have you spent time pondering what your beliefs are? Are there times when you feel as though there is a hole that needs to be filled within you? Do ever ask yourself if you truly know and understand who God is?

We were made for relationship. We can go back to the creation story and see that Adam was lonely, so God created a helper for him. It was not until there were two that satisfaction could be achieved. It was even better when there was three.

You see, when Adam and Eve walked with God in the cool of the evening, at that moment they were most satisfied. It was the relationship among the three that completed the circle of relationship. It was a relationship that God cherished as well.

God longs to be in relationship with us. He longs for us to know and understand who He is. He has put a plan in motion that will open our eyes fully in the end. When we are spending eternity with Him, we will finally fully know Him. Yet, we can know Him better today. We can spend time more time with Him building our relationship with Him.

God told the prophet Jeremiah He would give us a heart to know Him. He has done so. Our heart longs for a close relationship with God. We yearn to have the hole in our heart filled by Him, which only He can do perfectly.

I love that God promises He will be our God and we will be His people. We know when God makes a promise, He keeps it. We can count on God to be with us always. Doesn’t it feel wonderful and comforting to know God is with you?

Notice He says we will return to Him with all our heart. How amazing is that?! No more half measures. No more half-hearted, going through the motions worship. No more worries about this world. We will worship God with every fiber of our being. We will be filled with a joy that is beyond comprehension for our human minds. Can you imagine?

I pray we all seek a closer relationship with God. I pray we ask Him to fill the void in our heart. I pray we turn our whole hearts to Him. Seek to know God better. Trust God’s promises. Seek to improve your relationship with Him. Give Him your whole heart.

Jeremiah 24:4, 7 Then the word of the Lord came to me: “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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