God is searching
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.” (2 Chronicles 16:9,
Hot air balloon rides are one of the most popular activities in Cappadocia. These balloons
typically lift off at sunrise and the rides last about an hour in the air as the balloons
literally go wherever the wind streams may blow them through the Goreme Valley.
What a magnificent sight! The atmosphere fills with excitement as spectators gather around
to enjoy the beautiful sight of several dozen balloons that take flight each day. The balloon
ride provides beautiful landscape views from the air. Cameras flash as happy travellers take
pictures of the region, small villages and towns below. Those who enjoy the ride can see far
into the distance and nothing obstructs their 360 degree panoramic view from 3000 ft. in the
God is also looking down from heaven and He sees the sons of men (Psalm 33:13). He looks
down from His heavenly dwelling place to all the inhabitants of the earth (Psalm 33:14). His
eyes are searching, it runs ‘to and fro throughout the whole earth’ (2 Chronicles 16:9) and His
eyes are upon those who fear Him and whose hope is in Him (Psalm 33:18).
God is not searching the earth to find men and women of remarkable faith and stature. He is
not looking for someone with multiple talents, qualifications and degrees. He is looking to
find someone who is available and willing to do His work. He is looking for a man or woman
whose hope is in His mercy and whose heart is loyal, wholly and completely focussed on
Him. He wants a person through whom He can reveal Himself to the world. He desires to
pour out an abundance of blessings into that person’s life and to bless others through that
person. He knows the hearts of all people, (Luke 16:15) God sees behind the outwardly
behaviour of a person and understands their motives (1 Chronicles 28:9). God searches our
hearts to see if we might be that person.
Every believer in Jesus could be ‘that someone’. God only asks for our devotion through
which He wants to work His marvellous plan. God is available to all of us but how much we
experience of Him is up to us. He is searching and looking for a heart that is in harmony with
His heart, agenda and purposes. Will you make yourself available so that God can use your
life as a channel of blessing and hope?