“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a (NIV)
These words were spoken to Asa the King of Judah. Asa had been a good King who had followed God for most of his reign but at the end when threatened by an enemy, he forgot God's past deliverance and acted out of fear. Through His prophet, God reminded Asa what it was that He wanted to find – a heart that was committed to Him. We are never out of the sight of God. He watches over all the earth and he knows where we are and what we are doing. These words have always been true and are true today. They are given to us to encourage us to always remain committed to our Lord. He looks in our hearts and he will strengthen us when he finds our hearts are fully committed to Him. He will help us today to please Him and to live for Him.