My Whole Heart

By Kira Frank, CBM National Intern –

In the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to serve at Camp Victory in Southern Alabama. It is a great place. Before I even arrived, I had a prayer for my time here. I prayed that I would learn what it looked like to love God wholeheartedly. A prayer that I was afraid of, in a way, but one I knew would be vital to knowing God’s will and direction in my life.

I was reading in Isaiah 6 about Isaiah’s vision of God and I was able to sort of get a glimpse of God’s glory, well, His holiness. I began to think about the word itself—HOLY. I then started asking myself, what do I know about holy? As I began looking into what Isaiah experienced in this vision, I could not even fully comprehend God’s holiness. Isaiah was before God, on his face. The seraphim were crying out to each other in Isaiah 6:3 “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.” The more I dwelt on this, the more real it became. I remained speechless.

This realization of God’s holiness made me that much more thankful for His great faithfulness towards us, towards me. His greatness makes every problem, heartache, and fear small. Not only that, but I also acknowledged that one day I will stand before Him. Romans 14:12 “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” I knew then that I must redirect my focus and be sure to do the things He would have me do.

My purpose is to know Him and make Him known. Colossians 1:10 “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” That means giving up time to dig deep into His word and going out of my way to reveal who He is to those around me. Jesus said I must love Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind, and love others as myself (Matthew 22:37-40). I believe these fall hand in hand. In order to love God I must take time to know Him and, if I am to love others as myself, I must be making Him known to those around me.

I’m not sure I can fully say I love Him wholeheartedly yet, but He is definitely teaching me how to do just that. It’s hard and can definitely only be done in His strength. I do know that I want nothing more than to hear my God say to me, “Well done.” Until then, I must simply know Him and make Him known.

 

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