God's Thoughts Toward Me
Jeremiah 29:11-14 -For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
Implied in this passage is a quest for God that includes a level of intensity beyond what might be called ordinary prayer.
"Search with all your heart" - suggests an earnestness that borders on desperation. "Following after" - expresses a close pursuit of desired object; it also implies diligence in the searching process.
In other words, how bad do you want it? How desperate are you for Me to do something about it? Are you willing to change or do what ever is necessary to receive what you are pursuing?
How much do you trust the Lord to accomplish whatever you have need of? Do you believe?
Psalm 5:1-3 David prayed daily, not one time. God only can heal, restore and set free.
He is your answer. Change may be required of you, crying out to the Lord for His help, His strength, His direction, transformation in your lives will make the miracle. Are you at a place where you can say: "Be it unto me according to Your will"?
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