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II Chronicles 16:9 ” For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”

You may think you’re alone, but you’re not.  You may think no one sees or even cares about you, but you’re wrong.  Psalm 33:13-14 tells us, “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from His dwelling place He watches all who live on earth.”  For no matter how you feel about God and spiritual things…He’s still watching you, for in Proverbs 15:3 it says, “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”  Satan would like you to believe that you’re alone, forgotten, abandoned, and worthless.  But this is a lie, for God’s eyes are on you at this very moment, offering you His hand of love and support.  Today you may find yourself alone, but you don’t need to feel lonely…for God is there.

Philemon 6-7 ” I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.”

This was one of Paul’s  loveliest and most personal letters directed to the leader of the Colossian Church.  Here Paul was encouraging Philemon to continue sharing his faith.  For when faith is shared, the Word of God is unleashed to successfully accomplish its plan and purpose in people’s lives. Never be afraid to share the reason for the hope you have. (I Peter 3:15)  For you may never know the impact it may have on someone.  And the wonderful benefit of sharing your faith with others is that every time you hear it yourself…your trust and confidence in God is built up a little bit more.

Ezekiel 37:4 ” Then He said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them, Dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord!’ “

Ezekiel was in a valley covered with the remains of a vast army.  As far as he could see, there were skeletons lying in piles.  So when God told him to speak to these corpses, Ezekiel probably thought to himself,  “You want me to preach to the dead?”  In a word, Yes!   And God wants us to preach to the dead also!  He wants us to speak life and hope into people’s lives that are perishing because of sin.  He wants us to share the Message of the Good News of Jesus to those who have never heard it.  For anytime we declare the Word of God to the world around us,  His Word is set free to work and give life to those listening…even if they seem to be ignoring us!  Ezekiel probably thought preaching to the dead would be a total waste of time…but he didn’t realize the life-giving power in God’s Word.  And so he watched in amazement as that vast army took a collective breath and rose to its feet.