“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
2 Chronicles 15:7
King Asa had a heart for the Lord His God. Asa was not perfect, but made a stand against the social and spiritual currents that lead people away from God. He even destroyed the work of his grandmother, rather than let it pollute the minds of the people. He stuck closely to the will of God- to obey Him and spread His ways among the people.
In the political and social turmoil, the prophet of God relayed these words to Asa…
“Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
Asa worked to bring down the falsehood and rebuild the truth from God, everywhere he could.
People all around came to Asa, as they could see God was with him. They promised themselves to God and rejoiced before Him. God gave them rest from all that was troubling their lives. God knew that Asa loved Him and that Asa’s heart fully belonged to God.
This is what God looks for. He looks for a heart that loves Him. That is all we need. The rest God will easily give us when we need it. May we pray for such a heart and not be satisfied until it beats in time with the living God.