“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29: 11-13
Today’s Christian daily devotional
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across an alarming study about the detrimental effects that chemically enhanced sweeteners had on the body. Because I consider myself a responsible ‘health nut’, I felt compelled to pass the information on. So, of course, the article was posted to my Facebook wall.
Never in a million years did I expect the response I would get from re-posting this health warning. It was encouraging to see so many people interested in taking care of their physical health.
But this little frenzy on my Facebook wall also illuminated another side of the coin for me: In addition to health information, I also post many articles that have to do with spiritual health. Sadly, those pieces haven’t come close to generating the same kind of interest! Apparently, the masses don’t seem to be as fascinated in spiritual health as they are in physical longevity.
This leads me to ask a very disturbing question: What good does it do any of us if we live a decade longer and our final destination isn’t a good one?
Not one person has the luxury of knowing exactly when their body will die and their soul will meet eternity. It’s best to ask yourself the hard questions before it’s too late to go searching for the answer.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 is God’s promise to never withhold Himself from those who diligently seek Him. God’s not holding Himself back. Are you?
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I admit that I have been holding myself back. Part of me is afraid of what you will ask of me when I come to you.
But, the bottom line is, as I grow older I’m beginning to see that I will never figure out a way to a good eternal future on my own. I have done too much wrong to ever be ‘right’ with you.
I have heard that Jesus suffered and died on the cross for my sins. For years I have laughed at this notion. I am sorry for this, Lord.
I promise to search your scriptures with all my heart. You promised that you would not hold yourself back from me. I am expecting that you will show yourself. Please, Lord. Don’t hold back from me like I’ve held back from you.
Be merciful to me. Show yourself to me in a way that I have never experienced before. In Jesus’ name, I promise to keep searching for you with all my heart, mind and soul, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: Jeremiah 29: 11-13
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan