I waited…and waited…and waited for her to give her answer to the question, and when it finally came, I was humbled into thoughtful silence.
Thanks for joining us today for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
Jeremiah 29:13 says “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” The question I put out to each of them was: if Jesus just spoke those words to you, what would “all your heart” look like and what would you ask him?
It was the last night of our first Trench Class together in this transitional home. As I went around the room asking them to tell me their first gut response to the question, I noticed a theme: a desire to surrender and let go of misguided thoughts.
I marveled at the changes that I had gotten to witness in each of them in just eight weeks. Each of them had showed up weekly with their homework done, or nearly done, and ready to participate and break free from the ties that had held them prisoner in their current situations, all of which began with a thought which bred and bled into another thought until those thoughts finally became an action, and thereafter a behavior.
What about you, what does “searching with all of your heart” look like? I don’t know about you, but those few words can create the biggest chasm. What can close that divide? What in the world must I do to seek Him with my whole heart?
Practice His Presence.
When we practice His presence, we remind ourselves that He’s with us; the more we recognize He’s with us, the more of ourselves we can give Him. The more of ourselves we give Him, the more we will desire to be with Him and like Him, to include Him in all things.
Can I encourage you to begin practicing His presence…you will find Him.