Anybody need some good news today? Here it is: God has a plan for each and every one of us and He wants to do great things for us!
Jeremiah 29:11,12,&13 - "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end, then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
If we want things to turn out the way God has planned for our lives, we need to seek Him with our whole heart; Not half of it, not 3/4 of our heart, but with all of our heart.
II Chronicles 15:15 - " And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about."
There is something about putting everything you've got into it that gets the attention of the Almighty God. He wants to know that we really desire Him with everything we've got, because He is a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24 - "For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God."
We've all been guilty of doing things half heartedly; I know I have. But God expects our very best. He wants us to give him our whole whole heart.
Matthew 22:37&38 - "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment."
Common word? ALL.