Saturday, November 22, 2008
I Samuel 16:7
...man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
I was standing in Wal-Mart sorting through my coupons before I got up to the register, and one of the employees came up behind me and said, "Oh, it's the coupon lady! I remember you!" I don't even remember ever having her as my cashier. But I know people are watching me. I have several cashiers at different stores that I have gotten to know personally, and I'm sure there are plenty others that know who I am even though I don't know them. Being a couponer draws a lot of attention to yourself!
My point with this verse, though, is this: Many people think that they can live, dress, act, etc. however they want. They say, "God looks on the heart, and He knows I love him, so I can do whatever I want on the outside." But people are watching. People that you don't even realize are watching are taking note of your lifestyle, words, and actions. They can't see your heart. All they have to look at is the outside. And if your outside does not reflect Christlikeness, then you are losing the privilege of being a witness for Christ. When others watch you, what do they see? Do they see Christ reflected in you, or are you no different from any of the rest of the world?
How is the Lord working in your heart? I'd love to have you leave a comment or link in and share!