1 Samuel 16:7~ But the Lord said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearances, but the Lord looks at the heart."
I have a new laptop computer (yay!).
I also have a new webcam on said computer...... (Ummmmm)
Did you know that thanks to that webcam, I now know that I have a slight lisp and flaring nostrils?
Oh My! I made a webcam video (just to try it out) and I, of course, picked out EVERYTHING! EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of myself that I saw as just horrible.
*My lisp (which I have now thanks to a bit of nerve damage from wisdom teeth surgery a month ago... praying that heals soon because it's kinda weird having a partially numb tongue.... just saying..)
*My nose (I knew it would flare, but I didn't know an elephant could march through it!)
*My double chin (more to love.... right?)
*The fact that I look about 12 (I'll LOVE that at 50!)
And I actually had the thought, "Lord, well there it is. There is no way I can ever be a speaker or even post youtube videos for you because I ain't no model."
YES, I actually said that... to GOD! (I'm not perfect.... have I mentioned that before?)
That's why today's verse made me laugh when I saw it. Today I'm reading my Bible in 90 Days, and the top verse is part of what I was reading (Timely I thought).
God doesn't care if you are cross-eyed, have no eyes, or have model-worthy eyes.
God doesn't care if you have a small nose, a Greek nose, or a clown nose.
God doesn't care if you stutter, have a lisp, or has the voice of a game show announcer.
1. God made you (and me) and he doesn't make mistakes! We've talked about this before. I'm exactly the way he wanted me to look.... flaring nose and all (it adds drama to any conversation...)
2. God doesn't look at your outward appearance anyway. He looks at your heart.
Is your heart pretty or pretty dirty?
God judges on our faith.... and our character, not what we look like... or what we *think* we look like (my husband says he can't hear a lisp...).
We need to pray and take steps to improve our heart and our attitudes.
I remember one night I prayed, "God.. you know my heart."... and then I stopped. My eyes got all big and I thought, "Oh.my. gosh! He knows my heart! Do *I* know my heart?!?" And I panicked a bit lol.
When the world (now as it did then) judges on the outside, God judges on the inside. Lets make our hearts worthy of Him. :)
God Bless You!