Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Blessed are the ones that keep his testimonies. We are blessed if we keep His commandments and testimonies. We can not use the Word of God for our own agenda. We need to obey the word in all aspects. Keeping the word of God is obeying the Word of God.
The other condition to be blessed is to seek God with our whole heart. Not only partially. Not only when we feel the need. Not only when we need something from Him, but with our whole heart and all of our desires. We need to seek all of Him. We need to not just seek the things or blessing we need or want from God. Seeking all of him consists of seeking His mercy, His grace, His holiness, His enlightening truth, His justice, His goodness, everything about God. And then we must obey and bring our lives into line with the character of God.
Seeking God with our whole heart, does not mean that every thought or action has to be focused on Him. This would be impossible and bring us into a bondage of always second guessing our actions. But seeking God with our whole heart can mean that we do it without hypocrisy, or lukewarmly, or laziness. It means that wee seek Him daily, that he is the most important thing in our life. That we meet with Him daily, that we take time to commune with Him, That we enjoy His presence and His word. We look forward to meeting with Him.
If we do not meet with God every day, and we do not read His word every day, then we are lukewarm. That would be like me spending time with my wife or kids only once in a while and in the real world if I did that I would be jeopardizing my relationship with them. If we say we love God then we would be spending time with Him.
I remember many times when I will be taking a walk or driving and see something like the stars on a clear night. There was way too many to count and it brought to my mind the majesty and power and might of God. I could do nothing but Praise Him. We may not have our minds on God every minute of the day, but He and His word will pop up in our minds throughout the day as things trigger our minds to remember him. This is called a relationship. It is not a relationship if we only think of God when we want something or when we want Him to fix something. It is a relationship because we love Him and want to be with Him and in His presence..
May God richly bless you all who read this. Please leave comments if you have any God bless.