Sunday, January 10, 2010

Matters of the Heart

As God called Samuel to go and anoint a king to follow Saul he said to Samuel,
"Do not look at his appearance. For God sees not as man sees, for a man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7

How wonderful God sees past our skin, sizes and all imperfections. He doesn't care about any of that. He cares about our heart which involves our feelings, our will, our understanding, our intellect and our wisdom.

Appearance is such an obsession in our culture. We look up to the Hollywood crowd, athletes, politicians and well-known people in our communities. Eating disorders are wide spread and are causing health issues.

What peace that we could have if we looked up to God only and strive to keep our hearts pleasing to Him.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Hi Tricia! It is so good to know that God loves us just the way we are...especially after I gained 10 lbs over the holidays! LOL