commitment, God's faithfulness, morning prayer, paper piles, strenghtening

Need Strengthening?

I opened the pamphlet sitting on my dining room table in the “not important, but too important to throw away” pile.
Do you have one of those…or two….or three? I confess more than one pile growing in my home, but that is not the point of the post.

The pamphlet open in my hand was full of many opportunities for fellowship and ministry. I was quite impressed. One ministry caught my interest raising the level of value this paper actually held. It would graduate from the dining room table to my desk. (Smile).

As I placed it in its new pile, I noticed a tiny picture of a woman standing on top of a hill. A sunrise was gracing her arms raised to the sky, and at the bottom of the picture was a microscopic text. I had to find my glasses to read it, but the hunt was worth it. This is what it said:

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him (2 Chronicles 15:9).

Wow. What a promise. I had to find it in my Bible. To my surprise, it was underlined. If it weren’t for the black ink verifying my eyes had indeed seen these words before, I would’ve considered this a new discovery. Yet, isn’t that the beauty and life of the Bible? It never changes, but it is always speaking in new ways. It is a treasure chest with no bottom. It breathes!

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him….

Not that I felt the need for strengthening that day, but I want to be stronger. So, I lifted my arms and prayed, “Oh Lord, make my heart fully committed to you! I know You are always revealing new levels of truth; what would a new level of commitment look like? Take me there, Lord. Strengthen me.”

Would you like to join me in this prayer today?

Do you have a story to share of how He strengthened you?

Our testimonies of His faithfulness fan the flames of faith and draw us into a deeper commitment to Him. I’m excited to hear what He has done and how He will answer this prayer. It will “look” different on each of us. His answers are tailored specifically for our needs.

No one size fits all.

Maybe I should go through my piles more often! I wonder what other treasures are waiting.

Grace and Peace,

Today’s verse: Search me oh God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there be any offensive way in me, and lead me the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23,24)

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