Years ago, my friend George Beverly Shea asked me to record a six-minute message. In preparation, I began to wonder, “What can you do in six minutes?” It dawned upon me that one may be born in six minutes or die in six minutes. In such a brief time we can talk to God in prayer and He can talk to us in His Word. It is long enough for Christ to return, as He shall do in the twinkling of an eye. And six minutes is long enough for one to be born again! I found that more things can happen in six minutes than we can talk about in six minutes!
God is Strong
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
II Chronicles 16:9
God is not waiting to show us strong in His behalf but Himself strong in our behalf. That makes a lot of difference. He is not out to demonstrate what we can do but what He can do. But God is on the lookout for candidates with hearts perfect toward Him. He is not a talent scout looking for somebody strong enough or good enough. He is looking for someone with a heart set on pleasing Him and an eye single to His glory. He will do the rest.
What a wonder that God will use our lives to demonstrate Himself! But we like to demonstrate ourselves and do great exploits in God’s behalf. That reverses the process and God does not get the glory. We have seen enough of what men can do for God; we need to see more of what God can do through men.
He has shown Himself strong in our behalf many a time. And what He has done for others, He will do for you.