In the world but not of it

September 11, 2010

What God sees…

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The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

Whether for the good or the bad we all have the tendency to assess a situation or a person by our own set of preconceived thoughts and opinions.

Face it, each of us has been raised with certain values, expectations, perceptions and beliefs and although we now may know Christ and what the reality of things might be, our inclination is to pass judgment by our old way of thinking.

We know from experience, mostly our own, that God often uses the most unlikely people. One such person was Jephthah. He is presented to us in Judges 11 and then named in Hebrews 11 as one of the heroes of the faith. A man who was an illegitimate son, mocked, ridiculed and shamed yet God raised him up and used him mightily despite his background and beginnings.

The list of such people in the Bible goes on…Moses, Rahab, Samson, Peter, Paul, to name just a few. But you and I can add our names to the list as well.

We are so bought into the pressures of the world to perform, execute well, advance and discover ourselves.

The only one thing we must excel at first and foremost is our relationship with Christ. We can do anything after that but before that we will have difficulty doing anything.

When you or I see a rock that is all we see…a rock. When a sculptor sees a rock he sees the finished product. He sees the finely chiseled lines and edges of his masterpiece.

The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. Psalm 138:8

The Lord sees in you what others can never see. In His time he will bring it out, for His glory and your blessing…

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