This pie chart represents me. This is what my heart looks like. Well, not to scale mind you, but I have a heart divided. In my heart I have a love for family, a love for friends, a love for God, a love for coffee.... Well you get the idea. There are lots of things on my mind and in my heart.
Sometimes I can feel very distant from God. However, knowing God like I do, I realize that if I'm feeling that distance, I must be the one who moved away. The Bible is clear, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13
All my heart. Not some of my heart, part of my heart, or most of my heart. That can seem hard at times, because like most people I am pulled in so many directions daily. How can I make room for it all?
It's like that old analogy with the jar filled with rocks, then pebbles, then sand. If you put the big things in first, all the other things fit. However, if the sand goes in first, the big things don't fit.
Putting God first is the answer. When I seek him with my whole heart, somehow there is room for everything else. But if I seek the other stuff first, I can't find room for God. When I give God the whole pie, I get pie back. I like pie. Don't you?
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