Do you ever feel like God won't let go of you until He has your Whole heart? I seem to always go in search of other things I that I think will make me happy. More money, more material things etc.... When I know God is enough for me. I often struggle with this. And God I feel is breaking me of things in my life. To a point that makes me feel so broken in front of Him. I seem to fall more often than not in these area's of my life. God wants all of my heart. Why is it so hard to give Him my whole heart? Why do I go in search for other things? How can comprehend that He wants all of me? How can I comprehend His love? I have never known God like I know Him now in my life and I still go searching for other things. It says in the Bible that God is a Jealous God. He does not want us having other idols in front of us. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:4-5).
And He always calling us back to Him. He wants us to come to Him with all of our burdens and all of our problems. With all of our wants and needs. Matthew 11:28-30 28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." He wants to be first. And this world we live in constantly wants us to desire more and more worldly things. And I am so guilty of this. And sometimes HE will gently remind me with a scripture. I recently was given this one last week after I had decided to take some items back that I had bought. The next day I received this. Matthew 16:26 26"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
It is the season of Lent and I have just struggled with giving up certain things. God will not relent in His pursuit of His love for us. I love this song "You won't Relent" It is by my favorite Christian singer Misty Edwards.