As I was directed to write the following, I realized that it’s contents might rub some of you the wrong way; but…don’t shoot the messenger! If the shoe fits…. Well, you know the rest… anita
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”1 Samuel 16:7
Have you ever heard someone at church pray with eloquence? They hit on every subject with words that bring you into worship and thanksgiving…. words that make you want to repent of all the bad things you’ve done or thought, or said in the past week. They talk about love and forgiveness, holiness and right standing with God…. You feel as if the presence of the Lord has come down and is standing there-in the midst of the congregation. …But then you run into them during the week, and their demeanor and language are anything but holy. They won’t forgive…and anger and rage spew forth from their mouth.
I guess my point is this…
God doesn’t care if your words are eloquent when you go before Him in prayer. He doesn’t care if you stand, raise your hands, fall on your face, or kneel before Him. He’s not looking at the stance or posture of your body…He’s looking at your heart!