The Person God Blesses
As a Christian, I want to live my life in such a way as to bring God glory and to be the kind of person that has His blessing on my life. That has been my desire but the hard part of that has been understanding how to do that. A few years ago, I was reading through the book of 2 Chronicles and I came across a verse that gave me great insight into understanding the kind of life that God blesses and supports.
2 Chronicles 16:9 declares: “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro and throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” This verse tells me that God is indeed looking for people to strongly support or bless. The condition is that we give Him our heart completely. In other words, that He would be the first priority of our lives. If we will do as He commands in this verse, I am convinced that He will strongly support us.
My desire is to be the kind of person that God can support. I want Him to completely have my heart. As we give Him our hearts daily, then I believe that we need to begin to ask Him to plant a vision in our lives for what He would have us to do. I heard someone define vision as this: “Vision is a God-given burden to see what a person, a place, or a situation could be if the grace of God and the power of God were unleashed on it.” Specifically, we need God to plant a vision in us so that we begin to see things differently.
I think many times we ask “What can one person do?” I believe that is the wrong question. Instead, let’s begin asking “Am I willing to be the one person that God can use to make a difference?” 2 Chronicles 16:9 tells us that when God’s agenda is championed, God will supply the resources to do what otherwise would be impossible.
According to that verse, God is looking fervently for those people who will champion His cause so that He can bless and support them in that vision. I heard author and Pastor Chip Ingram describe this process as asking God to give you a Spiritual BHAD. BHAD is an acronym for “Big Hairy Audacious Dream for God”. Ingram described this as asking God to give you a plan or a vision that without Him providing would not be possible.
One of the great joys of being in a Christian school is that we can daily point our students to Jesus and to truths in His Word like 2 Chronicles 16:9 that can change their lives and put them on a course of making a difference in the lives of so many others.
Finally, reenrollment begins in January and I encourage you to make sure you reserve your child’s spot for next school year during this period as we have been overrun with interest for spots by prospective new families. The information for reenrollment will be sent to you shortly.