God is Faithful
One of my favorite Bible passages of all time comes from 2nd Chronicles 16:9, “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that he may strongly support those whose heart is completely his.”
God is looking for someone to stand behind and prove his own faithfulness. He is searching the earth for someone that he can strongly support. He’s looking for someone upon whom he can show himself faithful.
How beautiful it would be if I were that person. The person who literally catches God’s eye as he spans across the entire globe. I want to be the type of person that God sees as someone he could strongly support. I want to be the type of person that God would be pleased to show himself faithful.
He is searching for someone who wants to cultivate this commodity of faith. The eyes of the Lord are searching across the earth to find someone to whom he can come through for, to whom he can strongly support, to whom he can show himself faithful.
Be that person who is expectantly waiting for God to show up and see Him move in your home. In your role as a parent, eagerly look to the Lord to make powerful movements in the lives of your kids and take assertive actions to see Christ formed in your kids.
Pray to this end. Pray that God would show up and do his part in the process of your ministry to your kids in your very own home. Listen, I’m not in the heart changing business. That is God’s job. But it is my job to expectantly await God to change the hearts of my children. God is in the heart changing business. I am only in the faithfulness business.
I need to be faithful to read God’s word to my kids. I need to be faithful to prepare special times for our family. I need to be faithful to share God’s truth at just the right time and I need to cultivate a heart that is completely his.
I need God’s strong support as a parent. I want him to look over the masses of people on planet earth and see the eyes of my heart looking toward Him. The eyes of the Lord are searching.
He is looking to strongly support someone. Be someone that God is pleased to strongly support. Amen.
- Recall: Who is God searching for?
- Reflect: Are you someone that God would be pleased to strongly support?
- Respond: What actions can you take to see Christ move in the lives of your children?
- Rethink: What are you doing right now to be the person God would be pleased to support?