2Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
God is looking for men and women that He can use to accomplish His purposes in this earth. He wants to show Himself strong in their behalf. In other words God wants to do big things in and through them.
The verse seems to say that God has a place for you to serve Him. He is talking to Asa who just has already seen God work in his life. The prophet says don’t your realize that the reason that God used you is simply that you relied on Him. Who among us is willing to rely on the Lord? God can show Himself strong. He is not desiring to show us strong but Himself. He is not trying to make a name for us but for Himself.
He does allow us to be used. He will show Himself strong on our behalf. Imagine that, God is going to do something in and through me. I want so desperately to see God do great things. I want to see Him show His power. I want to see the world affected by Him and His Word.
All He looked for in this verse was a heart perfect towards Him. That means an undivided, loyal heart towards God. I am never going to be much and can never do great things but if I could decide to love God and no one else He will use me for His honor and glory. Do you want your life to count? Do you want to make a difference?
We do not have to only read about what God did in the past. We can be used. There are still countries that are in desperate need of a Bible preacher. There are still cities that need someone to start a church. You could never do it but He could do it through you. I challenge you today to step up and ask God to use you. I challenge you today to be a person whose heart is perfect towards God.
Right now at Vision there are ministries that need a person to serve. There are people who need to be discipled. There are lost people who need to hear the gospel. Will you step up and say God I can not but you can. Will you step up and say I am not strong but I know that you are and that you can use me. Will you allow God to use you to make an eternal difference in the life of someone?