“God’s Heartward Perspective!”

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God has been teaching me a lot lately about how I view people.  For instance, recently I ordered food at the drive through of a local fast food joint.  The voice that came through the microphone was very well-spoken, eloquent and respectful.  Pulling up to the window to pay for the meal, before me stood a gentleman with green hair, big fat wooden earrings in his ears, tattoos and so forth.  I mentioned to my husband that I would have never identified that voice with that look or persona.

Often we can come across people in our pathway who don’t look the way we feel they should look or don’t carry themselves in a manner approving of our standards, yet in them is a real person with a real soul.

David was judged wrongly by those of his own house.  When the prophet Samuel came to Jesse’s house to anoint a new king no one suspected that the little ruddy boy out in the fields was the one God had in mind.  Even Samuel himself looked at the appearance of the other young men and thought that surely one of these was the one God was seeking after.  God plainly told 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).

God has a perspective that we can’t have; He can see the heart of man.  Perhaps instead of making up our minds too quickly about individuals we can just decide to love them and accept them as God made them and let God be the one to deal with their heart.  God is awesome like that!  He keeps teaching me and I am still learning, and in the process I am pleasantly surprised 🙂

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7 thoughts on ““God’s Heartward Perspective!”

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  2. Good Post, if only we would judge other by the content of the character of the heart and conduct and not by their outward appearance. I was sitting in Wal-Mart one day and three van pull in and about 20 of the roughest and dirty people goy out and was mulling around, I am have A.L.S. and my wife was in al-mart. I was getting nervous, all of a sudden they gather in a circle and grab hands and started to pray. I knew then I had judged a book by it’s cover. Greg

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    • I am guilty of the same thing! I have done it over and over again, like I said, God has been dealing with me in this area. I, too, have judged many books by the cover before I found out about the person inside. I’m learning. Be blessed 🙂

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