“…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)

The heart that God sees is made up of our thoughts, attitudes and our motives. So what does He see in me?

As I reflect on this passage of scripture I ask myself, am I authentic? Do I really place my trust in Jesus Christ? I really don’t know God and all His ways all that well. But, trust, I must. Why? Because He sees me, the real me. So, why try to fool Him? And, others?

Does my heart and actions line up with how He sees it? If not, I am in need of an undivided heart so that I can please Him. I guess my new clothes and jewelry just won’t cut it? Not even my new purple shoes! I am now looking at them and they do look awful pretty to me.

It sure seems easy to dance around in new clothes, jewelry, and even a new home. Yet, better, a big bright new car. Maybe I can go on a whopping vacation and disguise my non-authentic Coach purse. A woman of great wisdom said to me this week in a teaching, ‘if you were to take away their jewelry, clothes, house, vacation and job, what would you talk about with them? Would there be anyone home in them that you knew?

I thought about this and the only answer I could come up with for myself was, trust Jesus Christ, even though in many ways He is a stranger to me. He may yet draw some greatness out of me that I didn’t even know was there. Hope in trust when the trustee is a reliable source. Selah! Where am I on my journey? Yes, The Heart, He sees!