Jeremiah 29:13 - Consecration and Connecting With Jesus.

Jer.29:13; Consecration and Connecting With Jesus.

Jer 29:13 (KJV)  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye 
shall search for me with all your heart.  

Because the Israelites did not follow the Lord wholeheartedly, 
they had to die in the wilderness.  This was not God's plan, but 
rather the end result of their sloppiness and failure to obey. [Life 
Recovery Devotional SB] 

God makes it plain that He can do nothing for His people unless 
they seek Him with sincerity of purpose. [SDA Commentary] 

According to God's wise plan, his people were to have hope and a 
future; consequently they could call upon him in confidence. Although 
the exiles were in a difficult place and time, they should not 
despair because they had God's presence, the privilege of prayer, and 
God's grace. God can be sought and found when we seek him 
wholeheartedly. Neither strange lands, sorrows, frustration, nor physical 
problems can break that communion.  [Life Application SB] 

So often we feel that God isn't present in our lives.  But it's 
not because he doesn't want to be there.  Maybe it's because we 
haven't made a place for him inside of us.  We are so filled up with our 
addictions and compulsive activity that we leave no room for God.  Reading 
the Bible, praying and serving Him help us start creating a place 
for God.  [Life Recovery Devotional SB mod] 

Seek the Lord with all your heart. Come with zeal, and when you 
sincerely feel that without the help of God you perish, when you pant 
after Him as the hart panteth after the water brooks, then will the 
Lord strengthen you speedily. Then will your peace pass all 
understanding. 1T159-160 

If you will seek the Lord and be converted every day; if you 
will of your own spiritual choice be free and joyous in God; if with 
gladsome consent of heart to His gracious call you come wearing the yoke 
of Christ,--the yoke of obedience and service,--all your murmurings 
will be stilled, all your difficulties will be removed, all the 
perplexing problems that now confront you will be solved.  MB101 

Our God requires the utmost from His people. He doesn't expect 
it from our flesh, which cannot accomplish anything of eternal good 
at all. He has given us His Spirit to empower us, as we choose to 
do His will. [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom re 2Ch.25:1,2]  
If we are obsessed by God, nothing else can get into our 
lives-not concerns, tribulation, nor worries. To be obsessed by God is to 
have an effective barricade against all the assaults of the enemy. 
[In His Time; My Utmost For His Highest re Psa.25:12]