Seeking God with my wholeheart…it intimidates me. Like if you would ask me to run a marathon. That’s a long way and I don’t know if I can do it and how do I train and … I just don’t think I will do it.
I just love what scripture says about those who are serious about seeking God. It’s tempting to think that seeking God follows a formula or will look a certain way. But what if it doesn’t?
“…The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”1 Samuel 16:7
It is natural to think that seeking God with my whole heart will look a certain way. Does it mean going to worship services, prayer gatherings or healing meetings every night of the week? Does it mean reading through the Bible in a month or at least in a year. The truth is, it might not be observable from the outside. It might be that I watch less TV or change up what I read on my Kindle; maybe it is changing what I think or say about others. It might mean practicing kindness and empathy, inviting the neighbor to dinner or saying no to an invitation to dinner.
A relationship with Jesus is not a “one size fits all” thing. It’s not even a “one size fits most” thing. It’s a custom made calling that just fits you. And he isn’t looking at the outward appearance, he’s looking at your heart! So go ahead, you do you and seek him your way!