“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. 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 NLT
What does God see when He looks at you? He sees your heart. Well, what kind of heart does He see?
May He see...
...A Confident Heart
“My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Wake up, my heart! Wake up, O lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song. I will thank you, Lord, among all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations. For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth.” Psalms 57:7-11 NLT
...A Responsive Heart
“My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “ LORD, I am coming.”” Psalms 27:8 NLT
“And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.” Ezekiel 11:19-20 NLT
...A Guarded Heart
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 NLT
“My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.” Proverbs 23:19 NLT
...A Heart That Treasures Him
“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:21 NLT
“May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.” Psalms 20:4 NLT
...A Pure Heart
“God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 NLT
“So rejoice in the LORD and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!” Psalms 32:11 NLT
If the Lord takes a good strong look at your heart today, what will He find?
“People may be right in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their heart.” Proverbs 21:2
Open your heart to Him.
Bro. Joe Metts