Tuesday, November 24, 2009

heart check

thank God my Creator has his pulse on my heart. Cuz Lord knows that my thoughts and actions leave me a bit embarrassed...
And ya know what... there are many days where your weaknesses are so obvious to you that it makes you think you are hopeless and you'll never do great things...
I think it's a lie. A very tasty and believable lie but one none the less...

Before David of the Old Testament slays a giant and before he takes over as king God saw his heart that was warm towards the Creator.
Even though God knew David would one day become an adulterer and a murderer ... God saw the heart:

When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed stands here before the LORD."
7 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."
8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 9 Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, "Nor has the LORD chosen this one." 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, "The LORD has not chosen these." 11 So he asked Jesse, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," Jesse answered, "but he is tending the sheep." Samuel said, "Send for him; we will not sit down [a] until he arrives."
12 So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him; he is the one."
13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah.

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