EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
How much do we consider the health of our hearts? I think about it often since heart issues run on both sides of my family tree. However, the heart health issues I am speaking of today are our “inner hearts.”
” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ( 1 Samuel 16:7)
Isn’t it comforting to know that God does not judge us in the same way other people judge us, or even in the harsh way we sometimes judge ourselves? God is concerned with what is inside our hearts.
God doesn’t place value on our outward looks or where we rank on social media, our financial status, or any other external things the world may consider important.
As I listened to my Bible app this morning, God said David was a man after God’s own heart. David’s social status within his family was so low that he wasn’t even called in from the fields to meet with Samuel. But David was God’s choice to become king over Israel, and from his family line, we’d see a Savior that God would provide to us!
God didn’t see David the way his own family saw him, remember this.
Sometimes others don’t see you the way God sees you. God is always looking at your heart’s attitude. He knows your thoughts dear one, He knows your motives. He knows it all.
I examine my heart as often as I think about it, which is daily. It’s part of my prayer time with the Lord. Are my motives right? Is God able to use my heart to help others today? I, for one, know if God can use a young shepherd like David, he can most definitely use me or any of us in a big way, a mighty way just as He used David.
We need to make our hearts available to God’s power to see what amazing things He can and will do through us.
I feel the need to share my life verse yet again. I hope you’ll take time to look it up in different versions.. Today’s version is the NIV.
” Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)