From the Heart

Contributed by Billy Barton, executive director of Home of Grace (Vancleave, Miss.). Reprinted with permission from the News from Home newsletter.

Too often, we make decisions from what we see, hear, touch, or reason. But 1 Samuel 16:7 reminds us, “The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
 
In other words, God is looking at our heart as we make choices and decisions--both good and bad. Many of the people who enter the doors of our missions come to us because they’ve made bad choices and decisions. They arrive, filled with hope and eager to learn how to make better decisions--with God’s Word and guidance.
 
Today and throughout the coming days and weeks, may God see our hearts and know that we are seeking Him as we guide others in making wise choices that will honor and glorify Him.