It's Not What It Looks Like

 "for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b
 
 
This morning I looked at my knees. Yes, my knees. My right knee popped a few days ago and has hurt off and on every since. As I looked at the knee, I realized how big my knees are. My first thought was I am so big how can God love me? I don't even love myself.
 
Then I read 1 Samuel 16:7b
 
Thankfully God loves unconditionally. He looks at the heart and not my knees, face, thighs... you get the idea. We all hate parts of our bodies more than other parts. Some of us look in the mirror and hate everything we see.
 
Now I'm not saying God looks at me and says, "it doesn't matter," because that's not what He's saying, at least not to me. What I feel he's telling me is that he looks at the heart, not the physical body. I know God wants me to be healthy. He wants my heart to be strong. God wants me to be able to do the work He has given me to do.
 
Use this scripture to remind you that God looks at your heart and loves you. He wants you to be healthy and happy for years to come.
 
 
I will press on with getting healthy. I want God to look on my heart and know that I am doing all I can to continue the work He has for me to do.
 
Will you join me?
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2 comments:

  1. I just wrote a blog about my weight loss journey. A kind person told me that you are blogging about this too so I jumped over here to see what you have to say. This blog is me. I need to remember that God knows my heart and my intentions. He put me together in my mother's womb. He is the God who Sees Me, as Hagar discovered in Genesis. Rhonda, I will continue to press on too. Thanks for what you are doing and may God increase self-control in you as you seek His holy face.

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  2. I just wrote a blog about my weight loss journey. A kind person told me that you are blogging about this too so I jumped over here to see what you have to say. This blog is me. I need to remember that God knows my heart and my intentions. He put me together in my mother's womb. He is the God who Sees Me, as Hagar discovered in Genesis. Rhonda, I will continue to press on too. Thanks for what you are doing and may God increase self-control in you as you seek His holy face.

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