SPRING IS HERE?
Yes! in Minnesota Spring has arrived but the snow has not relinquished it's hold.
As we contiplate Easter and all its meaning I wonder where does our faith really take hold?. I often wonder in our Journey, in this walk with Christ, what is the difference. So many have a tremedous amout of spiritual knowledge but seem to lack something. I think it may be a Heart thing. If our faith in Christ can't find its way to our Heart then what does it really mean?I was studing this recently and this is what I found.
In 1 Samuel 16: 6-13--verse 7 says The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart...
We can tell how men look, but God can tell what they are.He judges men by the HEART. We often form a mistaken judgement of character, but the Lord values only the faith, fear, and love, which are planted in the heart, beyond human discernment. and God does not FAVOR our children according to our fond partiality. He honours and blesses thoses who have been LEAST regarded.
Luke 16:15 says....."you are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your heart
.Acts 1:24...Then they prayed "Lord, you know everyones heart
.Proverbs 16:2...All a persons ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. 1 Samuel 2:3"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.
I think we need to remember to keep our eyes on God. I think people in our lives, even ones who seem strong in their faith, will at some point dissapoint us.If their Faith is in their head and not in their heart then they will surely dissapoint when trials come. We are on a journey and everyone has a different path that God controls. We need to be careful before judging what works for someone else.I like the saying Actions speak louder than words and By your fruits you shall know them. Our goal should be to be like Christ a true" Jesus Follower". We know we are on the right track when we look like Christ.