Today’s Scripture: Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. Isaiah 66:1-2


Samantha had worked hard since she had been hired. She had hoped to work her way into a management position. After a while, it started to look hopeless. Her manager was hardly ever there when she was. Her hours kept changing, but she didn’t complain. She just smiled and did the best she could. Then one day, she was called in to talk to her boss. He asked if she would like to become an assistant manager. She was stunned. Samantha quickly responded that she would and began to ask how this decision happened so suddenly. The manager responded that he had been considering this for a while. The change in hours was to prepare her for the longer hours, and he was free to do other things while she was there because he knew she would take care of any issues. They had seen enough to know that she worked hard at everything she did.

Sometimes it may take some time to get noticed, but what does it take for God to notice us? He made the heaven and the earth. We are so insignificant compared to Him so what could we possibly do in order for Him to notice us?

God tells us the criteria we need for Him to look at us. If we want to have God’s attention, we need to have a humble spirit and fear His Word. We have to realize that we have nothing to offer God and nothing to boast about – we are nothing without God. Another requirement is that we fear Him. If we truly believe God, we will obey what He says. God wants to bless us for our obedience. Let’s follow what He says, and know He will take notice.

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.