Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
STRAIGHT TO THE HEART
We all have shortcomings. We all have issues. We all have faults. When we are judged by others based on these things, we don’t need to dwell on it. We need to remember that God is our only judge. We need to know that He uses our shortcomings, He uses our issues and He uses our faults as a way to witness, to help and to lead others to Him. Where we are weak, He is strong. He knows our hearts. He is our only Judge.
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 appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, thank You for our shortcomings. Thank You for our issues. Thank You for our faults. Without them we would not learn. Without them we would not grow. Without them we would not teach others. Thank You for being our only Judge and judging not by appearance or height but by our hearts. Create in us, today Lord, a clean and new heart so we may live right for You despite how others judge us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Our shortcomings should be used to learn and to grow with God knowing He has a plan for us even in our shortcomings.
Our issues should be used to learn and to grow with God knowing strength will come from Him when we rely on Him when we are struggling.
Our faults should be used to learn and to grow with God knowing that He sees our hearts and knows how to use our faults to help others who are struggling.
Others may judge us when we are having trials and at our weakest moments, but God will pick us up and carry us during our hard times.
God rewards and judges us all according to what we do and how we allow Him in our hearts to handle our shortcomings, our issues and our faults to honor and glorify Him.
1 Peter 1:17 “And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as ‘foreigners in the land.’” (NLT)