“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
Since yesterday, I feel like the Lord has put a laser beam on this verse. It’s like I’m looking into this verse in new and fresh way, and it’s hitting me deeper than it has before.
And you will seek Me and find Me…. when you search for Me with all your heart.
This verse reminds me of a phrase I heard as I was waking up one morning last year…
“dust the cobwebs off your heart”
At first I thought — me, Lord?
haha yes, me.
I have contemplated this phrase over the last year or so…
What does it mean to have “cobwebs of the heart”?
How do these “cobwebs” form?
Do you think that a heart that is fully alive and beating, functioning as it was created to function would have “cobwebs” all over it?
Do you think that a heart that is working properly would need to be dusted off?
As I look back over my life over the last year, I can see how the Lord has been teaching me how to use my heart the way He intended it to be used. I can see how He is teaching me how to connect my heart with His, so that my heart will work as it was created to work – alive and beating along with His heartbeat. Not dead and hidden away, not shut down or disconnected, not pushing anything that’s “too much” for me away to selfishly protect myself from being vulnerable or hurt or at risk of embarrassment –my heart in a cage of cobwebs. Just fully alive and in tune with His heartbeat.
Oh Lord, help me.
Lord, You say that when I seek You, and search for You with all of my heart, I will find You! You are right there, waiting to be “found”, ready for us to “seek and find”. Thank you for this invitation! I accept the invite. ?Put in me this kind of deep desire, this kind of depth, this kind of passion, this kind of drive and desperation to search for You with all of my heart. Show me what it means to search for You, wholeheartedly. Show me how to search for You in a way that blesses Your heart, Father! May nothing, including myself, be able to stop me, hinder me, prevent me from seeking You with all of my heart. Help me to use my heart in a way that is pleasing to You, Lord! Thank you, Father!