“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
God told Jeremiah to deliver a letter to those Judeans exiled in Babylon. God has told them they would be in bondage for 70 year.
He told them that He had plans-good ones- for them. Two verses later the Lord speaks of what the Judean people would have to do in order to seek Him. Those exiled could seek Him only if they sought God with all their hearts. How else can we find God?
When someone seeks to have God in his or her life, that person has to sincerely ask Him into his or heart. Sincere comes from the Latin language and means “without wax’. When we have a sincere heart, we have no pretense of who we are. It does us no good to pretend, before God, we are something not in our personas. When we sincerely come to Christ, all the masks disappear and God can then work in our hearts and make us in to what He desires for us.
Even when we don’t understand the situation that we are led to pray about, we should admit it to God. It helps us to focus on what He will tell us or even show us what we need to know. I, personally, have found myself doing this several times, lately. In those instances, I have had to let God be God.