“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7
I came across the above verse as I was reading an eBook tonight, and it hit me:
GOD SEES ME.
He truly sees me, for who I am and for what’s in my heart, and not for the superficial things that many people look at.
He sees the hurt that I hold inside. He sees the anxiety that rears up when I think about certain things. He sees when I feel so low that it takes great effort to complete small tasks. He sees all of this – and more.
But in light of this fact, what does He see in my heart? How clean are my thoughts? How does He feel about the motives that I possess?
Since these are the things that God is looking at, I can only imagine that it must be important for me to keep my character pleasing to Him.
I pray that I can make God smile with who I am on the inside.
Thank You, Father, for seeing through the facade that I often-times project. Thank you for not being swayed by the things that are important to man, such as what type of job I have, how much money I make, how big my house is, or how many friends I have. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. And YOU SEE ME completely…from the inside out.