His Eyes Are Looking

“The LORD’s eyes keep on roaming throughout the earth, looking for those whose hearts completely belong to Him, so that He may strongly support them.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a

Does God have your heart? Is your hope completely in Him, to the point that you can say as Simon Peter did, “…Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that You are the Holy One of God.” (John 6:68-69)

If your hope is in God, take heart. The Lord not only desires to help you, He will show Himself strong on your behalf.

My prayer for you today is this:

Holy Father, You are the One we look to. You are the One we rely upon. Your words are truth & they are life.

We need you, Lord. We need your strength. Please renew our hope and trust where it is weakening. Please heal our wounded hearts, quiet our worried minds and give us peace down deep in our soul. Deliver us from everything that is seeking to steal, kill & destroy our purpose, our lives & our faith. Show us those places in our lives that need Your mercy and forgiveness; those times we have sinned against You and our fellow man. Give us the grace to forgive others as freely as You forgive us. 

Thank you for responding to the humble heart, the one that is lost without You and knows it. Thank you for loving us so much that you are watching, searching for those who cry out to you in their need; for those who are standing steadfast in their faith, because they know that you alone are the Faithful One, the Mighty One.

Thank you for never failing those who love You, for never forsaking** those who rely on You. We love you, Father. We love you Lord.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

** “…for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]  Hebrews 13:5 b Amplified Bible

 

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Living By Faith

“Behold, his soul which is proud is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4

Another version of the well-known scripture above says:

“Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God. Habakkuk 2:4 New Living Translation

What does this mean? Simply put, the righteous person, the one who is justified and put in right-standing with God through belief in His Son Jesus– this person lives a life of faith and trust in God.

The Christian life is walked out daily, living in communion with Christ, with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. We seek His way, learning what pleases God as we allow our thoughts to be transformed by the truth found in God’s word.

This takes time. Our relationship with the Father, through Christ, is built through time spent with Him in prayer, studying God’s word and by asking the Holy Spirit to help us understand it.

We confess our sins when we commit them, fully trusting that God is faithful to forgive us each and every time.

And so, as we go on growing in Christ, we grow in faith, trusting that what God say’s is true, even when our eyes see evidence to the contrary:

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

God is faithful to His promises. He is faithful…period. Trust Him and experience the peace and freedom that comes from of life well-lived in faith.

Blessings ❤

 

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Final Hope

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We all want hope in the end…in our final outcome. We want to know that the pain and struggle was all worth it…that it meant something.

God wants your life to count for something, too. He wants you to have hope…hope that doesn’t fade, that isn’t misplaced or meaningless:

“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

“Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

“Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11-13 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition 

As Jesus was dying on the cross, He cried out with a loud voice:

“Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit!”

and after he said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:46)

As Jesus took His last breath, His faith & trust in His Father’s undying love was absolute. Jesus chose to give up his life as an offering,as a perfect sacrifice, so that we – imperfect, impure, without hope, could have hope in our final outcome.

Through His mercy, love and grace we, too, can come to the cross and say without fear, “Father, into Your hands I entrust my spirit.”

Blessings & peace to you today…and every day ❤

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