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Pandemic Perspective – Part 56 A heart of Trust Part 2

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2 Chronicles 16:9

9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.”

As we saw in Part I of a heart fully committed to trust Him who we seek and who our hearts are committed to reveals our real heart relationships. We focused on several questions like “How is your heart in relationships?” because it is good for us to take time to reflect. Often in scripture God asks us questions and, in those moments, we need to take time to be still in quiet internal reflection. Friedrich Hegel said “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history” The reason this is so true in our culture is that we put all our effort into forward motion and consequently there is little time for true reflection. We are so busy trying to get somewhere that there is no time to reflect on where we have been. It is important to move forward but not at the expense and ignorance of God’s past teaching. Who we place our trust in impacts several areas of our lives that are all woven together through trusting. Who we place our trust in reveals: 

•          RIGHT HEART

Right relationships start with a right heart. God is looking for our total trust and obedience He is looking for people with a right heart attitude. We need a heart that sees the reality of who God is and what He is able to do for those that love Him. He longs to give us the victory over everything that comes against us in this life, 2 Chronicles 16:8 says Were not the Ethiopians and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet when you relied on the Lord, he delivered them into your hand.”

Huge problems and seemingly insurmountable things can come against us but we can still have the victory if we will keep our heart right and be fully committed and fully loyal to Him. It is not the size of the enemy that comes against us that is the problem it is who or what we are putting our trust in. I’ve found in my own life that if my walk with God is not carefully maintained there is that subtle drift to hollowness. It doesn’t take very long before Christianity becomes a heartless habit, often moving me into some form of hypocrisy. Our walk with God is, above and beyond everything else, an inside-out reality. God begins to work in our lives on an internal heart level and He is not impressed with just the externals. How is your heart, are you trusting fully in the Lord or do you have a divided heart?

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