April 20, 2020
Word of the day: 7 I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the Lord, sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, 8 but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly. Joshua 14:7-8 NIV
A hole is a hollow place in a solid body or surface. The whole is in an unbroken or undamaged state; in one piece. Take a moment and think of the difference between hole and whole. Holeheartly is not living to God’s standards. Your soul has a hole that needs fixing. Thinking of yourself and making sure your motives are intact.
Meanwhile, wholeheartedly you are living in God’s standards. You are unselfish, willing to go out the way for others to help. The hole ruins you and your ability to love others. The whole makes you complete. You may not have a lot to give to others; you may feel useless. The important thing is to follow God, and you will be useful to others and love wholeheartedly, instead of holeheartly.
Father, thank you for today. I pray for these two words as it makes a difference. Holeheartly may not be a word in the dictionary, but it can describe a selfish person. Wholeheartedly shows unselfishness. I pray today that people that choose between the two words choose wisely. Thank you for our fellowship. In Jesus’ name. Amen!