Wholeheartedly means completeness, having an undivided heart. There are many giants that can cause us to have a divided heart. In spiritual terms giants are things that we need to slay in order to live in the freedom God intended us to live in and in the intimacy of relationship He desires to have with us. Some examples of giants that can cause us to have a divided heart are: fear, doubt, impatience, frustration, anger, insecurity and lack of understanding about God’s character.
In March of this year I went to a conference where the key scripture for it was Psalm 86:11, which speaks of having an undivided heart. A couple of weeks after that I came across Jeremiah 29:13 which speaks of seeking God with your whole heart. I began to see the links between an undivided heart and wholeheartedness. God began revealing the power that having an undivided can mean. In 2 Kings 13 a king was instructed to strike an arrow on the ground and to do it wholeheartedly. This highlights the breakthrough that can come when we do something wholeheartedly.
Jeremiah 29:13 says: “If you look for me wholeheartedly you will find me.” Although God is always there with us He may fall silent or His presence feel less strong when we are half-hearted about chasing after Him or lukewarm in our faith.
In Joshua 24:14 we are called to serve God wholeheartedly. To do this we must always remember that we are serving God and not man, even if it looks in the natural like we are serving man.
We are called to trust God with our whole heart. When afflictions and suffering comes this can be hard to do, but there is power in trusting God through it all and not just when the going is good. Proverbs 3:5 instructs us to trust God wholeheartedly.
Are you seeking after God with all your heart or are you holding back because of fear or something else? What giants to you need to slay once and for all so you can serve God and seek after Him wholeheartedly? God wants you to pursue Him with all your heart because He loves you without measure.