Zechariah 4:10 …the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Bro. Johnny and Sis. Connie have been foster parents to a lot of children. One of those, David, is back with his family, but he still comes around as a “grandson.” At campmeeting a couple of years ago, young David couldn’t figure out why people kept raising their hands. When he asked Bro. Johnny about it, Bro. Johnny told him, “David, the Bible says that the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth looking for those to make himself strong to.”
David’s eyes got big. He asked, “The WHOLE EARTH?”
Bro Johnny said, “Yes.” Later, he glanced out of the corner of his eye at David. David was looking up intently and raising his arm repeatedly in the air. If God was looking for someone to pour blessings on, David wanted to be ready.
My dad used to say, “God says, ‘I’ll work. Who’ll let Me?’” Will I let God work? Will I look for Him today even if it seems I’m raising my hand in a world with theirs down at their side.
In II Chronicles, the prophet told Asa that he had not relied on God and had tried to work circumstances out himself. He had left out God. The prophet told Asa that the eyes of the Lord had gone over the whole world and had found that Asa’s heart was not loyal. How amazing to know that the Lord’s eyes are on ME personally! And yet, Asa felt no awe. The prophet told him that he was in the wrong, but this did not soften his heart and bring him to repentance. It made him angry! In a rage, he put God’s man in prison for telling God’s message!
Today, as God’s eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth, I wonder how many people have their hand in the air? How many are looking for Him today?
Here I am. I’ll let You work. I’ll do it your way. I’ll accept rebuke. I’ll accept Your discipline. If God’s man has a message, I’ll take it to heart. I don’t need to work things out my way, having an agenda. I can back off when You want me to back off. Use me however you want. I’ll let You work.
🙋 my hearts cry!
My hand is in the air too, Melinda!