Follow God wholeheartedly

Following the Lord wholeheartedly means commitment, there is no turning back.

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By Peter Kennedy

“So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly.’” – Joshua 14:9.

Fulton Sheen was a Roman Catholic Archbishop who pioneered radio and television religious programing. He gave the following illustration of the human heart:

“The human heart is not shaped like a valentine heart, perfect and regular in contour; it is slightly irregular in shape as if a small piece of it were missing out of its side. That missing part may very well symbolize a piece that a spear tore out of the Universal Heart of Humanity on the Cross, but it probably symbolizes something more.

It may very well mean that when God created each human heart, He kept a small sample of it in heaven, and sent the rest of it into the world of time, where it would each day learn the lesson that it could never be really happy, that it could never be really wholly in love, that it could never be really whole-hearted until it rested with the Risen Christ in an eternal Easter…”

Following the Lord wholeheartedly means commitment, there is no turning back.

Today in prayer, thank Christ that He went to the Cross with commitment and choose to follow Him with your whole heart.

“Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.” – Augustine.

God’s Word: “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.” – Romans 6:17.

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