"And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13, KJV).
Halfhearted efforts, I have found from personal experience, seldom bring success and victory. The difference between a successful person and a failure is that the successful person is always willing to do more than the unsuccessful person is willing to do.
In spiritual matters, in particular, this is true, as evidenced scores of times in the Word of God. This is one of the most expressive of those passages that major on this theme.
Another is: "Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled" (Matthew 5:6, KJV).
But one point needs to be made abundantly clear: This promise is not only to the unbeliever, though it is often taken that way. It applies equally to the believer, who may be searching after God for a variety of reasons.
The key word here, of course is heart. "As [a man] thinketh in his heart,so is he" (Proverbs 23:7, KJV). "Out of the abundance of the heartthe mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34, KJV).
What do you need from God today? Wisdom? Peace? Courage? Love? To find God in such a real way that you know He is meeting that need for you, you must really mean business with Him. Then He will indeed do business for you.
A doubter, or an unbeliever, reading this has a wonderful assurance: He can find God if he truly seeks Him with his whole heart.
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I'll begin right at home by personally seeking God for myself with my whole heart,and I will remind others how God can be real to them.
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