Spring has sprung here in the North and I am happy beyond words about it, for many reasons of course, but the biggest being the parrallel exit from the spiritual winter I’ve been in for months on end. When we get into the difficult and dark seasons of our faith, it is often hard to continue to seek Him in the silence. When our circumstances are less than ideal, let alone how we actually want them to be, is often when we begin to let our devotion slip. Fewer times in the Word, maybe a skipped Sunday morning service or Bible Study. The trouble with this is that our God’s way of thinking is quite opposite of ours, and it’s in these seasons of stillness that He’s doing some of His biggest work. It’s also often after these seasons that we find Him in a greater capacity than we ever could have before.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
What does it look like to seek Him with all of your heart? This is a very personal question, and one that I encourage you to take some time and meditate on. I think the first way to find the “how” can be found in looking at what your heart already seeks.
When you get a free minute what’s the first thing you are drawn to?
When you wake up what thoughts greet you in the morning?
While sitting at church where do you often find your mind wandering to?
And is there a theme between all of these things?
I would venture to say there is, because there is for me too. We are all cut from the same cloth of sin, so ours are not going to vary in many ways when we get down to the root. So how do we begin to seek Him with all of our hearts with these things in mind? We give them to Him in each and every moment.
I guarantee you this is not a fruitless endeavor.
“‘I will be found by you’, declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back from captivity.'”-Jeremiah 29:14 (NIV)
In this verse He is promising that He can and will be found. And that the blessing from seeking Him in the quiet of the darkness is that He will bring us back into the light of His sovereign plan over our lives. The degree of fullness and freedom that I feel walking out of the darkness and into the light is indescribable. What’s more, I have no shame, only joy. Because I know that over all, I stuck with Him. There have been many seasons where I haven’t. But this time I did. And He was found.
Where are you today and where do you want Him to bring you back to? How can you begin to seek Him with your whole heart?
Interested in becoming a Holy Yoga Instructor? Click here to begin your Holy Yoga story.