Loving God With An Undivided Heart

6c1d9eb3a55ab0e218dee7bec82dad76“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” – Proverbs‬ ‭8:17‬ ‭

Are you a spiritual bimbo? What do I mean, you might ask? Well, we say we love God but do we? Do we seek Him first are do we seek His gifts, blessings, and promises? When you go to Him in prayer is your hearts first attention to love, honor, bless, and praise Him? Or is it to request wants, claim promises, and plead for needs? Do we seek Him early? That is to say, do we seek Him first? Before we do what we want, before we get into that relationship, before we take that job, and so on. Or do we seek Him last when the things we sought first, because we loved them more, have failed us and we are desperate for His help cleaning up the mess?

God loves those that love Him but many of us who claim to love Him really only love what we know He can give us. Blessings, authority, power, provision, eternal life, heaven… Not unlike a silly woman who gets engaged to a rich man for his wealth but has little actual love for him in her heart, we come to God for what we can get out of it and not out of what we can give. True love desires to serve, it desires time spent with the one you love above time spent anywhere or with anything else, it desires communion and communication with the one you love, and it causes disdain for anything that gets in the way of that communion.

So here’s some questions to ask yourself. Would you serve God with no promise of reward? Would you honestly be able to pray Job’s prayer, “yet thou you slay me, still will I serve you.”? Would you carry Moses’s burden of labor for a people that despised and rejected him knowing that he was leading them to a promise that he himself would have no part in? Would you serve God without the promise of the rewards of heaven? Would you pray for revival if you knew that it would come but you would have no part in it? Would you take time to pray if you knew not one of your request would be answered but yet you would still be spending time with God and feeling His presence. Would you still come to bless God, even if you knew that He had determined not to bless you?

We need to realize that if God never did an other thing for us, then He has already done enough. We should truly love Him, because He first loved us and gave all to ransom us and draw us close to Him. Therefore, being close to Him should be our hearts focus and priority. If we will draw close to Him then He will draw close to us, and what greater blessing or reward is there then that?

Let us love God, not the things He can give us or do for us. If we cannot come to Him in prayer for any length of time with undivided attention to Him and Him alone, then that alone is evidence that our heart is divided, and His glory will He not share with an other. You want God to show you His glory like He did for Moses? Then do what Moses did… Love Him and seek Him with your whole heart. Seek Him, not what He can give you. Love Him, not what He can do for you. Love Him and seek Him first, and you will find Him in all of His glory. Then, and only then, will He supply your every need, because “He” will become all you need. In other words, He will give you you’re heart’s desire when He becomes the desire of your heart.

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” – Proverbs‬ ‭8:17‬ ‭

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13

 

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