With All Your Heart Devotional

by Ronnie Hewitt
Deuteronomy 4:27-29 “The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you. 28 There you will worship man-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or eat or smell. ​29 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”​
The Lord was telling His people that no matter where they are and what is going on around them, if they would seek Him, they would find Him. The same is true for each of us. Most Christians forget the part about seeking God with all their heart, and then wonder why God doesn’t seem to be more present in their lives. Either you have God, or you don’t. Either He is your ally, or you are on your own. What you believe about this affects everything else.
To find God and know Him in His fullness, a person must seek Him with wholehearted devotion. That’s why Jesus said to “love the Lord you God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength” (Mark 12:30). Knowing God and experiencing the power, blessing and righteousness of His kingdom do not come easily; it will only happen to those who earnestly seek Him and desire His nearness.
The question is: Do you want to know God? God promised the Israelites that they would know and find Him when they searched with all their hearts and souls. The truth is: God is knowable and wants to be known — but we have to want to know Him. He will reward those who earnestly pursue a relationship with Him.