Sunday, March 4, 2012

God Cares About Our Hearts {Something to Think About}




But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
(1 Samuel 16:7 NLT)

We see what’s on the outside, but God knows our hearts. Changes we make on the outside don’t penetrate our hearts, but changes God makes in our hearts produces change in our outward appearance and behavior.

God bless,
Laura

Linking up today with Barbie at Fresh Brewed Sunday, Deidra at Jumping Tandem, and Joan at Sharing His Beauty.



11 comments:

  1. Our heart is very important to God and we must guard it like the treasure it is....Thanks for the thoughtful post today...

    Hugs and blessings,
    Nancy

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  2. Love the scripture. Just stopped by from Deidra's.

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  3. Hi Laura - I am so grateful that God sees us and who we are through our hearts and not be our outward appearance. God knows all those dark patches inside but still loves us completely.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  4. "Changes we make on the outside don’t penetrate our hearts, but changes God makes in our hearts produces change in our outward appearance and behavior."

    This is so true Laura and so thankful for it!

    Blessings!

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  5. Ladies, thank you so much for visiting and commenting today!
    God bless,
    Laura

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  6. He changes us from the inside, out.

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  7. This is so true. And, as time went forward, it was revealed in Samuel's and David's time and other lives what the truth was. We just can't so easily see behind the "skin"... we sure need to trust the Lord's wisdom instead of our own.

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  8. What a relief it is that He sees our hearts and doesn't judge us from our appearance(s)
    and yet--how scary that is that He sees our hearts...
    I'm striving to take the latter thoughts out of the equation.
    Thank you for your encouragement, Laura!

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  9. I am so thankful that He sees my heart and loves me anyways! Thanks for linking up today!

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  10. Laura,
    Nice place you have here! Lots of badges to places I'm not familiar with...I will have to check them out!

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  11. So true! Oh, to see as Jesus sees...

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!