Jeremiah 29:13: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
I chuckled when I read an email from Barnes and Noble on January 3, 2013. It listed three diet books for the New Year at 20% or more off. On the news on TV, one of the newscasters talked about his new book on losing weight.
Some people need to lose weight for health reasons, but not everyone’s New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.
Some friends told me they wouldn’t make a New Year’s resolution because they probably wouldn’t keep it after two or three weeks. A lady in my exercise class said the first two or three weeks in January the exercise classes are packed. Then they go back to their normal size.
My New Year’s resolution is not based on diet and exercise. Instead it is based on Jeremiah 29:13. I want to seek the Lord with all my heart and find him. I pray that resolution will become stronger with each passing month.
My citizenship is in heaven, and I’m going to spend eternity with my heavenly Father. I might as well get to know him now.
How will I seek him and find him? I’ll spend more time in prayer and daily Bible study. I’ll review more Bible verses on a regular basis and join the women’s Bible study group that resumes this month.
Praise & worship will become a daily practice. As I work at the computer, that music will fill me with the presence and power of the Lord. I will sing to the LORD and praise him as long as I live.
Will you join me in 2014 to seek the Lord with all your heart?
Dear God, help me seek you with all my heart. Amen.
Application: What will you do this week to seek and find the Lord?
Yvonne Ortega is a counselor, international bilingual speaker, trainer and eleven-year breast cancer survivor. She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer (Revell) and a contributing author to The Embrace of a Father (Bethany House) and Transformed (Wine Press). She has also been published in several magazines online and hard copy.
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