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 man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 NIV)
Hopefully, Congress will be back working soon. The American people need to be demanding and expecting elected individuals to be productive for our states and country, However, the democrat party seems endless with false allegations and wasting tax payers money. Even Christians who speak out against one of our most productive Presidents, accusing what they think can be seen inside his heart. This goes for anyone…even when it came down to selecting one of Jesse’s son to fight Goliath.
The Lord made sure Samuel did not pick based upon appearance or height. All Jesse’s sons, he considered capable were brought before Samuel. Then Samuel asked, “Are these all the sons you have?” There still was the youngest, David, and he was the one. We all know the story of David suiting up with armor, his brothers skeptic. As with most babies of the family- me included, we do not mind voicing our thoughts. David declined Saul’s attempt to dress him, and went with what he knew well- exactly how he protected and kept the sheep safe, his sling and five smooth stones. David approached Goliath, taunts and all…and spoke with God’s authority. He had been anointed.
This all came to mind as I encouraged a friend’s situation. When seeking Jesus, and really praying what to do about their circumstance, they will know God’s will. While others offer harsh words, speaking against and voicing their different views, based only on what they think and see. This is a problem that happens often. We’re all guilty at some point. Hopefully, we mature and realize…when God looks at the heart, those seeking God’s Will will have an in road on what God thinks. Therefore, when praying and seeking Jesus, He is found faithful. Let’s move forward with caution and assurance, we can know God’s will for all situations, and in doing so- trust others who are making difficult decisions based on prayer and God’s will.