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In the natural, what does it mean to give someone your whole heart?  Not a half or a part but your total, complete heart.  You have a love for them and nothing or no one could ever take their place, and you would most likely do anything for them.  Notice I said most likely, because it takes time getting to the place of giving your all to them and the relationship.

In the spiritual, that’s what God wants from us.  We must put Him first on our list and agenda, and not prioritize our lives so that He gets equal or less space and time.  Developing a wholehearted desperate love and want for God, requires more turning away from the things of this world and our own personal things that we love and give so much attention to.  We want to say like Asaph, Whom have I in heaven but you?  I desire you more than anything on earth.  (Psalm 73:25, NLT).  Other demands and things of and in life sometimes come to distract, dismay, and worry us.  But as we become more intimate with Him, He’ll help us keep our focus and take care of us in every situation that comes our way.  “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”  (Matthew 6:33-34, NKJV).

When we commit to surrendering all and putting Him first in our lives, those other priorities will fall into their proper place.  He’s the one who gave us what we have anyway, so He will help us balance them.  Let’s be wholehearted for God which is the first and greatest commandment of all, and we will be continually pleasing unto Him.

Scripture of the Day: “Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.” – Matthew 22:37-38 (NLT)

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