October 13, 2018

First Place

Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 

Have you ever stopped to wonder, really wonder, at the awesome truth that God wants a relationship with us? He wants us to spend time with Him. He wants us to draw quiet and draw near and He wants to spend time with us. He wants us. This realization humbles me every day. 

We have it inside us, we are wired in such a way by our Creator—we want to be loved … this is our deepest hearts’ longing—to be loved. And we are loved with an immeasurable love that fills this longing of our hearts. We are loved by a Holy and Almighty God who pursues us and wants to spend time with us.

Romans 5:5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 

With the rising of the sun as a new day begins, make this vital choice. Give God first place in your heart and your life, and give Him first place in your day … every day. You will find Him today, when you seek Him with all your heart. He is always there ... waiting for you.

There are many things that could fill my thoughts
And keep me too busy to listen to You.
I have learned I would rather be still,
I would rather hear Your voice.

I can save other things for later,
I can chase all those thoughts away for now.
You have first place in my thoughts, Lord,
You have first place in my heart.


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