Each Saturday in our current series, Seeking Him, we have been looking in-depth at some important aspects of having a dedicated, purposeful, intentional, devoted quiet time. This week we are continuing to look at the joy and privilege of our relationship with our heavenly Father—our quiet time alone with Him. And talking about love.
Perhaps I am thinking about the love part ‘cause we have just celebrated the love holiday—Valentine’s Day. Or perhaps I am thinking about the love part due to currently reading Crazy Love by Pastor Francis Chan. (Have you read it? I do know a few of you who are studying/discussing this incredibly convicting book.) I am sure that both of those have greatly influenced my thinking. But perhaps the most compelling motivation has been my consideration and meditation of something that Jesus said:
LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your strength,
and with all your mind
I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now. “Love the Lord your God with ALL….” That is what Jesus said, right? “…ALL?” All means entirely, completely, wholly, vital, foundational, necessary, everything.
My friend, I could not even begin to tell you what loving God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind looks like in your quiet time. Really, how could I? But I do know Who can! May I strongly suggest that you express your desire to your Lord to do just that—love. with. all. heart. soul. strength. mind. And just watch and see where the holy spirit leads you. Praying for you that your heart will be thrilled and joyful as you love Him with your all!
Keep seeking Him and enjoy your quiet time with your Lord! As you seek Him, He will be found…He promises!
Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me,
and I will hear and heed you.
Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity]
and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Praying for each of you! I know that the Lord will answer your heart’s cry as you are seeking Him with all your heart!