TRUTH & HEART, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 2/4/20. (In my mail box today.)
“…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, NIV)
God Sees Your Heart
In the Scripture, David was discounted by his family, and his job as a shepherd was considered insignificant. His family looked on the outside, but David had a heart after God. He didn’t complain or get bitter; he didn’t slack off because nobody was watching or cared. He just kept being his best where he was. And on the day the prophet Samuel showed up to anoint one of his father’s sons as the next king, it was David who was anointed over his brothers.
Just because people leave you out doesn’t mean God leaves you out. People may overlook you or judge you by your looks, your talent, or your skin color. God looks on the inside. He sees your faithfulness, your integrity. The good news is that if you keep honoring God, He’ll take you from the background to the foreground. People may try to push you down, but God will lift you up. People don’t determine your destiny; God does.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are not limited to seeing me as other people see me. Thank You that You see my heart, and You know my faithfulness to You. I believe that promotion comes from You, and You are lifting me toward my destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
What a great thought for today. But the real key for the happy ending for us is in our interest in the things of the Holy Spirit. Seems from the very beginning of my life that I knew there was a spiritual world existing with the physical. While very little and in a crib I use to throw my milk bottles at what seemed to me to be black demons in my room. I broke so many bottles that my mother began to use coke bottles for my milk that I could not break to go to bed with. And the dark closet door had to be shut or no sleep. I instinctively knew there was evil out there. And later I learned about angels who could help me if I wanted them to. So little by little with the ups and downs of life I figured out that there was a road of light and life and a road of darkness and death. But the dark road was so attractive with all that false advertising. Like the promises of the politicians of today. There is no way for them to keep their promises but they sound so good. When 22 I finally got on the road to life with Jesus as LORD but it was not until 1968 that I really experienced the power of God and had a really good taste of the Kingdom but then lost it through pride. But after a long time in the desert I am feeling to get more serious than ever about seeking my Father’s help in the Holy Spirit to fulfill HIS destiny for my life in faith and trust. I know we are getting close to the time that HIS Church goes home but I also know that will not happen until the Church of Christ Jesus is Beautiful in the Glory & Power of her LORD and ready to go home.
So gaining ground in the Kingdom of Light is like a partnership in which we decide to join and give it all that we have. And the Director takes us on to teach me the way things are done and supplies whatwe don’t have. And would never have without him. So it was a partnership with David having faith above all else and God more than able to supply what else as was needed. David still had spots of darkness that needed to be fixed and did some really sinful stuff but he never resigned the partnership and God never booted him out. God knew all about David even before he was created in his conception. But God also saw his heart and where he wanted to go and could become. So God provided for David’s and our forgiveness even before the world was created. And God took David into places that were unknown. And there are places that God wants to take us as well if we will let HIM.
So the question that I wonder about is, as you are reading this, where is your heart focused?
That is easy to know as where do you spend your time. What are the visions and the quests in your life. With your friends do you have interest in seeking first the Kingdom of God and HIS righteousness or is this for someone else to do. Are you concerned about finding and keeping the commandments of Christ Jesus? Are you seeking to help other find the path to God’s light? Or are you rather tangled up with the stuff of this world with creature comforts and prestige ???? Is God really moving with you and empowering you or are you feeling alone and board and unproductive? Really, how much of you are you really allowing the Holy Spirit to have of you to work with. Much of what I use to think that I knew was only regurgitated stuff that I had picked up from many talking about the Bible. It was not until I got into the Bible for myself that I realized how the Word of God has been so reshuffled so as to not even have the original intent in some truths. You have to get into the Bible for yourself, line upon line and precept upon precept as in Isa. 28. Don’t have time? Better make time as eternity is a long space without time at all. And remember that Content without Context is Pretext (or lie.) Out of the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses is a thing confirmed. A witness can only be someone who was there at the time to actually see what happened. So the Bible contains the witness of the Bible as nothing else can. That is the reason that Jesus could say in John 8 that HE had two witnesses. His witness was one and HIS Fathers witness in the Old Testament of HIS coming.
Some verses to consider:
16 Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action),17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim.3:15-17
15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (the place of the dead) we have an agreement—when the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter. 16 Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes (trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone) will not [b]be ashamed or give way or hasten away [in sudden panic].17 I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plummet; and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and waters will overwhelm the hiding place (the shelter).18 And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol (the place of the dead) shall not stand; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, then you will be trodden down by it. Isa. 28 AMP
Yours, In HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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