The Inside Counts

…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)

It is easy to judge people by their outward appearance, but that is rarely an accurate depiction of who they are.  We can never tell by looking at a person what they have been through.  We don’t know the pain they may have suffered during their childhood.  We don’t know how much time they spend in prayer and reading the Bible.  We don’t know how much time they spend caring for others.  We don’t know if they are in need of a hug today.  But God sees the heart.  He knows what is going on inside of us.  He knows that what’s inside of us counts.

Prayer: God, thank you for looking past the outside.  Thank you for knowing that what’s inside of me counts.  Help me to be more like you.  Show me the areas where I need to grow.  In Jesus’ name,  Amen.