Sharing by: Pam Crawford
“The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”
(2 Chronicles 16:9a NLT)
For the past few weeks I have been meditating on two words "trust & obey." It dawned on me today that it's not about me learning to embrace these words, it's about learning to live them out so that God can be glorified in and through my life.
According to the message below God is looking for people He can use. Whom shall He find? Who can He bless? It is my prayer that it will be you and me. May we learn the true meaning of faithfulness. May we embrace the One who leads the battle.
Be blessed as you learn the key to the victory.
by Rick Warren
looking for faithful people - God is physically, visibly, actively, taking
the initiative to look for faithful people that he can bless. 2 Chronicles
16:9 says, “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to
strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (NLT).
This has been one of my life verses, and I’ve learned that if you make
yourself usable, God will wear you out. If you get blessable, he will bless
your socks off! (That’s why I don’t wear socks.) God is looking for faithful
people that he can use.
Faithful people are hard to find - The Bible says in Proverbs 20:6,
“Everyone talks about how faithful he is, but just try to find someone who
really is!” (GNT) A lot of people talk the talk, but they don’t really trust God.
They trust their credit card instead. They say they believe in God, but they
don’t really trust him when it comes to their finances, health, or job.
Psalm 53:2-3 says this: “God looks down from heaven on the entire
human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.
But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good,
not a single one!” (NLT)
Faithfulness is the key to blessing and victory - 1 John 5:4-5 says, “For
every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory
through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only
those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.”
The Bible says in Proverbs 28:20, “A faithful man will have many
blessings” (HCSB). I want your life to have many blessings. But in order
for you to have that blessing, you’re going to have to learn faithfulness.
God tests your faithfulness in different ways. Will you let him grow you in
this area so that you can be a man or woman of faith?