Dare to Sell Out


“The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT)

The Bible tells us three things about the importance of daring faith.

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, “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT). If you make yourself usable, God will wear you out. If you get bless-able, He will bless your socks off! God is looking for faithful people that He can use.

Faithful people are hard to find. The Bible says, “Everyone talks about how faithful He is, but just try to find someone who really is!” (Proverbs 20:6 TEV). A lot of people talk the talk. They say they believe in God, but when things get tough in their finances, or their health, or their job, instead of seeking God, they doubt God— or they blame Him for their troubles. The Bible says, "God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; He looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.” (Psalm 53:2 NLT).

Faithfulness is the key to blessing and victory. The Bible says, "A faithful man will have many blessings” (Proverbs 28:20 HCSB). I want your life to have many blessings. But in order to be blessed, you have to learn faithfulness.

The Bible says, “Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the son of God” (1 John 5:4-9 NLT).

If you stay faithful to the Lord, He will strengthen your heart and use your life for His purposes.

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 or 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 of response to what God said to you. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________


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