The Eyes Of The Lord Search The World

First, let me begin by wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

2013 is finally here, and I don’t know about you, but I am excited!

I’m not just talking about jumping-on-the-emotional-rollercoaster excitement. I’m talking about growing in the Lord with the understanding that “the steps of the righteous are ordained by God,” (Psalm 37:23). How can I not get excited? God, the Creator, has prepared steps for me to walk in.

All that’s left is to walk in them.

The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing. (Dick Biggs)

Isn’t that statement so true? We know what we have to do. But are we doing it?

My motto for 2013 is taken from 2 Chronicles 16:9. King Asa sought help from man rather than from God. He was called out on his foolishness. He should have asked for help from the One who was able to strengthen him. Instead he trusted in the strength and efforts of a human army. We could learn from this.

The Eyes Of The Lord Search The World

(NKJV) 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

(NLT) 9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

God’s eyes are looking for hearts that are fully committed. When he scans the billions of faces on the earth, will He find you?

Take Inventory

If you haven’t already done so, do yourself a favor this new year. Take some time to take inventory of your life:

  • Pray. Ask God for leading and guidance for 2013.
  • Identify the areas of life you were less than faithful in 2012.
  • Which one of these areas, if changed, would dramatically alter your life positively?
  • What have you left ‘unfinished’? Can this be wiped off your slate? If not, how can you finish it this year?
  • What is God saying?

Having a bunch of half-finished and halfhearted tasks on your agenda is self-defeating. Not only does it bring guilt and self-condemnation, but it keeps you stagnated. God wants to strengthen you. He wants to see you through, each and every area of your life. But God won’t come to bless your halfhearted and sloppy attempt. You must be fully committed.

Make a change that will produce lasting fruit in your life. Make the changes necessary so that shame and guilt no longer have a foothold in your life.

You can do this. All you need is a heart that is fully committed to God.

I’m {In Pursuit} of God. How about you?

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Posted on January 2, 2013, in DAILY LIFE, DEVOTIONALS, LIFE, LIFE LESSONS, SPIRITUAL GROWTH and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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