I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
Psalm 119:10 NIV
Canadian employers were actively seeking to fill more than one million vacant positions at the beginning of March 2022, according to Statistics Canada’s report on job vacancies, payroll, and earnings at the time. The number of job vacancies in Canada reached a record-high of 1,012,900 in March, more than the previous record of 988,300 in September 2021. The job vacancy rate, which measures the number of vacant positions as a proportion of vacant and filled positions, matched the record high of 5.9% also observed last September.
God has been working His redemptive plan since sin entered into the hearts of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and severed the intimate relationship that the Creator had with His creation. Immediately after our first parents sinned, God came looking for them, but they hid from God. Since that moment, God has been pursuing us. And He has built eternity into every human heart as well so that we have a longing for something greater than ourselves. Most people don’t understand that this longing is only met in Jesus, but the longing is there nonetheless. King David understood this and so wrote in Psalm 119:10: “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.” David knew that only when we seek the Lord with our entire being will we have the peace and victory that God promises to those who love him wholeheartedly. This ought to be the commitment of every follower of Jesus – to seek Him with all our hearts. When we do, the One who loves us and has been pursuing us will fill our hearts with His abiding presence and will complete His work in us.
These have been words from the heart.