“Seek Him With All Your Heart”
By Zach Wood
“Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.”
My favorite part of this passage is the last phrase “seek him with all their heart”. When I consider that phrase, I think about how God desires for us to serve Him, from the time we awake in the morning to the time we lay our head to the pillow at night. The question I need to ask myself and that we all need to ask ourselves is this, “Is the first thought on my mind when I awake to serve Him?”
We may be quick to nod our head that this is the way we begin our day, but is it really? Do we awake with an immediate sense of joy of serving our Lord for another day? Or, do we really awake with stress and tension and the worries of the day on our minds and hearts? I’ll admit that the latter is what I really wake up with on my mind and heart each day. I don’t want it that way, but often times I do awake with many thoughts, ideas and worries of the day. I think of all I need to get done and many times I am careless to not ask God to give me strength for the day.
How can we expect to live our everyday lives in a Godly way, but fail to even spend time asking God to guide our day as we begin? It seems easy for us to expect wonderful things from God each day, but then not seek Him with all our heart. We simply cannot expect our hearts to grow closer to Him if we’re not willing to make the effort to spend time with Him. It just doesn’t work that way. To grow with Him and in our faith each day, it’s imperative that our heart’s desire to be commune with Him as we begin our day and to continue that throughout the day.
Blessed we truly will be when we seek Him with all our heart and follow His ways only. By keeping our eyes on the prize and striving for what He has in store for us, then we will experience a fulfilling life. Our lives will certainly not be void of problems or frustrations, but we have hope then knowing we are focused on the eternal rewards.