Posted: October 30, 2015 by Nate Ferguson, Lead Pastor
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)
Take a minute and re-read that verse again, focusing on “who” God wants to strengthen. Notice God isn’t looking for the spiritual giants of our day, the best selling authors, or pastors of the biggest churches. Notice that God isn’t looking for someone with a Seminary education, or a MBA, or any education at all. He eagerly is looking for those whose hearts are sincere and fully committed to him.
Re-read that verse again. Notice that God is continually scanning the globe, looking for people to strengthen! We don’t have to get God’s attention. He is God. He knows our heart. And he knows when we fully commit our heart to him.
Your sincere and committed heart is the only part of his master plan that He will not provide.
He can provide His power in your life to do anything. He can provide people to help you along your spiritual walk.
He can provide churches that will encourage and inspire you to next steps.
He can provide anything he wants…He is God!
Yet, he won’t force himself on you or steal your heart.
He allows each of us to simply surrender our hearts to him when we are ready to take that step. And when we do, get ready for God to work! Where do you need to surrender a corner of your heart today? Why wait another day?
Do it now.