It seems he had a one-track mind. Hezekiah cleared out anything that was an obstacle–things that took him away from God. He led people by good example, and they followed and there was abundance. He had success. And it is said of him that he sought God wholeheartedly, and did what pleased the Lord.
My takeaway today is found in wholehearted living.
Wholehearted living is interactive, on purpose, with purpose–a giving of heart. It is not about a season. It’s about living.
10 And Azariah the high priest, from the family of Zadok, replied, “Since the people began bringing their gifts to the Lord’s Temple, we have had enough to eat and plenty to spare. The Lord has blessed his people, and all this is left over.” 2 Chronicles 31:10 NLT.
The day after Christmas, I’m thinking of taking down the wreathes and packing up the ornaments. But I want to think, what do I want my life to look like the day after Christmas?
From time to time, it’s good to stop and evaluate choices and intentions and direction.
Lord, I pray you’ll help me see past the things that distract me from you. I want you to be my focus in how I give of my time, talent and heart.