January 22, 2017
It’s All In The Heart
August 14, 2015 8:34 am
As I read my Bible this morning, I found this verse and wanted to share it with you. But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” 1 Samuel 16: 7
It’s in our human nature to judge others and say things that may be untrue. We might see someone walking down the street and place judgment without knowing all facts. I get it, because even myself I’ve placed judgment on others, but I’m trying to renew my mind every day with God’s word in order not to bring condemnation to my life and my family’s life.
Do you know that the sins that your great-grand parents committed can follow you and your children’s children? I use it as a habit now to always rebuke every negative words spoken to my life. God gives us the power to reverse the curses and claim freedom and victory. People may say that you will never make it to school.
But are you going to believe everything they’ve said about you? If you accept them, then they will come to pass. When someone speaks death into my life such as you will have a heart disease because it runs in your family, I always say these things won’t happen to me because God in His word says I’m an overcomer, I’m healed, I’m prosperous, nothing lacking and nothing broken in my life, I’m the head and not the tail, I’m whole, and my heart’s desire will come to pass if I believe.
I encourage you to have a clean heart before the Lord. It is not automatically that your heart will be cleaned if we don’t do something about it. We can improve certain behaviors and flee from sins such as backsliding, lying, not forgiving others, etc. If we pray every day and recognize our wrongdoings, then God is faithful enough to change our hearts.
I’m not there where He wants me to be, but I’m making efforts to change certain things in my life that are displeasing to him. For example, if someone makes peace with another person because he or she has been instructed to do so by the Lord, you cannot judge and talk about that person even when you don’t understand it. God is the only one who can judge and I try my best to live that way. On the other hand, God can also tell me to stay away from certain people for a season of my life…there should not be any judgment from others if that happens. The key is that we should not judge others but understand their decision even if we don’t agree. We should be very careful with God’s people especially those who’ve sacrificed themselves to serving Christ.
What is in your heart? Is it pleasing to God? Let’s examine ourselves every day in order to become like Him!