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I just love God…some days, I wake up and worry about not having enough time to blog, or often times, I worry about having absolutely nothing to say (I know…shocker!). But usually on those days, something always comes through—someone randomly emails me a guest post, I log in to see Meg has already posted, or at the very last minute, or I get an email from someone that says, “blog idea?” I love the faithfulness of God—it’s really not me—and on the days I don’t even have words to put together, He delivers them to my inbox. All I have to do is copy and paste!
Last week we talked a little bit about heating things up a bit and giving God all of our hearts, referencing 2 Chronicles 16:9 which says, ““The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”
Yesterday, Nicky’s “Read Through The Bible in One Year” talked about exactly that:
“To be ‘fully committed’ with ‘all our hearts’ means 100 per cent commitment. It means doing what the Lord calls us to do. It also means rooting out anything that is bad – ruthlessly tearing down the high places and getting rid of the other gods in the midst of our own lives.
The Lord is looking for those whose ‘hearts are fully committed’ to him (2 Chronicles 16:9). The psalmist prayed, ‘Give me an undivided heart’ (Psalm 86:11). The expression ‘all your heart’ appears many times throughout the Bible. For example, we are to:
-Seek the Lord with all our hearts (Psalm 119:2,10; Jeremiah 29:13; 2 Chronicles 15:15)
-Obey the Lord with all our hearts (Psalm 119:34,69; 1 Chronicles 29:19)
-Love the Lord with all our hearts (Deuteronomy 6:4–5; Matthew 22:36–38)
-Return to the Lord with all our hearts (1 Samuel 7:3; Jeremiah 24:7; Joel 2:12)
-Trust in the Lord with all our hearts (Proverbs 3:5)
-Praise and extol the Lord with all our hearts (Psalm 56:12; 111:1; 138:1)
-Turn to the Lord with all our hearts (Deuteronomy 30:10)
-Call on the Lord with all our hearts (Psalm 119:145)
-Serve the Lord with all our hearts (Joshua 22:5; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Romans 1:9)
-Walk faithfully before him with all our hearts (1 Kings 2:3)
-Rejoice with all our hearts (Zephaniah 3:14)
-Work for the Lord with all our hearts (Nehemiah 4:6; Colossians 3:23)
-Follow the Lord with all our hearts (Numbers 32:12) and we are to observe his commands with all our hearts (Deuteronomy 8:6)
God doesn’t want some of us, He wants all of us—including our hearts. Let’s not just lift up some, but let’s be women willing and ready to lift up ALL!