2 Chronicles 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
Psalms 53:2, God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Proverbs 28:20, A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
1 John 5:4, …for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 6This is the One who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7For there are three that testify: 8the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which He has given about His Son.
James 1:22, Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
God wants each and every one of us to have faith in Him, in fact He wants us to be faithful to Him. Why does God want us to be faithful? First, God is looking for faithful people. God is actively searching for people who are sold out to His purposes so that He can bless them. The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.” I’ve learned over the years that when I make myself available for God to use me He does. When He uses me, He also blesses me.
Second, faithfulness is the key to blessing and victory in life. The Bible says in Proverbs 28:20, “A faithful person will be richly blessed…” I believe every one of us wants to live a blessed life and experience victory more than defeat in a daily walk. In order to be blessed, we have to learn faithfulness. As you make your journey today, let your thoughts, words, and actions be faithful to God.
Take care and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D
What did you hear?-What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
What do you Think?– How does it apply to your life?
What will you do?– Don’t just be a hearer of the Word. Be a doer of the Word. (James 1:22)
Now talk to God– This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude of praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer or response to what God said to you.