SUMMARY: Don’t stop!
OVERVIEW: Asa stopped believing as he aged. Instead of trusting in God, he relied on his strength and wisdom.
BIG IDEA: Don’t stop believing!
KEY VERSE: 2 Chronicles 16:9 (Hanani to Asa)
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.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Don’t stop pursuing me. Seek me daily and learn from me. You read my Bible, and you may read books about me or take a course in my character, and that’s good! But you will never know me completely. There is more I want to show you, so much I want to reveal. Don’t settle for the knowledge you’ve gained through the years. Come to me hungry—with an appetite—and I will feed you. I will supply your needs.
Don’t graduate from our relationship. Don’t retire from your faith. Just as you put your confidence in me long ago, continue to do so. Don’t become so educated in the ways of the world that you no longer cry out to me. I am the truth. I am the answer you’re looking for. My eyes search for hearts that are fully committed to me so that I can continue to strengthen them. I will always provide for you. Trust me and my plan and not those you see advertised.
Are you still growing in your faith, have you stalled, or are you going backward? Spend time thanking God for your growth or asking him to renew your faith today. If you want to make progress, the best idea is to continue what you’re doing now—spend time with God. Throughout the day, stop and reflect on what you read. Ask God how you can apply it—and then do it.