God Wants to Use His Power for You

 

God seeks those whose hearts are totally loyal to Him so He can use His power on their behalf. "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." (2 Chron. 16:8 KJV).

Those who have a "perfect" heart
   -are not satisfied with people's affirmation and approval. Once they've tasted God's endorsement and His pleasure, they realize the other fades into insignificance.

   -have a growing hunger to give Him glory. A great longing to do everything for His glory begins to direct their lives, and they increasingly seek only to please Him.

   -have discovered that nothing is as fulfilling as knowing God receives their efforts and says, "I'm pleased."

   -discover that what pleases God becomes their guide to selecting what to say, how to spend their time.

   -realize it doesn't matter if the Lord places them in a position where others see them or if they are in an obscure position. Their desire is to be faithful.

When God finds those who have such a heart, He offers to give them the desire of their hearts. He knows He can trust their desires to be the same as His.

Reveal anything in my heart, Lord, that does not please You.

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life" (Psalm 139:23, 24).