August 13, 2009

Thursday Prayer of the Evening


"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

Isn't it comforting to know that God does not judge us in the same way that other people often judge us? Or even in the harsh way in which we sometimes judge ourselves? God is concerned with what is in our hearts. That means He cares about our thoughts, passions, attitudes, and whether we trust in Him and love His ways. He does not place value on our outward looks, social status, financial standing, or any other external measure that the world considers so important.

What is God seeing in your heart right now ? Take a heart inventory, first pray that God would reveal and then remove anything in your heart that doesn't belong there--- resentments, anger, sinful thoughts. Second, make your heart available to God's power and see what amazing things He will do through you.


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