"The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him..."
That statement floors me. You see we often miss the very best of God because our hearts are turned in the wrong direction. We may not be looking in the right direction. More likely, we have chosen stuff that keeps our eyes, minds and hearts away from God.
God is willing. He wants to see people know Him more. That begins with me, but it doesn't end with me. In fact, the truth is that we are tied to others who need to know Him. What God wants to bless is our lives with purpose and joy so that we will give it away. How are you giving away or spreading your purpose and your joy?
The eyes...ever noticed that this is the part of the body that seems to tell what is going on with a person? When someone is sick, their eyes look bad. When they are mad, their eyes are a certain ways. When they are upset or stressed, their eyes look sad. When they are evil...when they are righteous...you get the point.
My point this is this ... the eyes of the Lord are on you because He loves you, wants to bless you and has a plan to use you in His work. Are you ready?
1 Peter 3:12 NLT
"The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil."
Proverbs 29:13 NLT
"The poor and the oppressor have this in common—the LORD gives light to the eyes of both."
Psalms 34:15 NLT
"The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help."
God's got His eye on you and on me...
NOTE: this message was first shared in June of 2006.