What is God Looking For? (1 Sam 16:7)

For God nothing is impossible and He never thinks, nor does as man. 1 Corinthians 1:27 “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”  God looks for something that is inside you which He can make use of it for His Glory. It was God’s plan to make David the shepherd boy as the King as His heart was always praising God and was close to Him. However, the real fact before God chose him was he was forgotten by his own family and was considered the least in the family, but God eyes was over the one who was kept aside in the man’s view. No one loves or prefers to make a shepherd boy to a King, but the Lord does as He sees the inner appearance before Him.   Watch this:  the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

God can see things about you that no one else can see. Deep things. Hidden things, Love For God, Commitment to Christ. You know, those inner thoughts and desires that your family and friends have no idea are even floating around in your heart and mind.

God is looking at that place inside you where your mind is constantly weighing various options. This means He is looking at more than just your behavior. He is looking at why you do what you do. That goes to the level of the heart.

After his sins of murder and adultery, King David needed a new heart. But he knew that he was not capable of providing it for himself. So he asked God to do it as he prayed these words, “Create in me a pure heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:10) The word “create” is hugely significant. It reveals the fact that David knew he was powerless to fix his heart. It was too messed up.

But King David did by that time have one good thing in place; His motives were once again pure, even though his recent actions had been anything but pure.  If your motives are pure, you will be moving in a good direction. It will be in the direction of godliness and righteousness, as compared to a continual chasing after things which are outside of God’s will for your life.

So if you find your heart today filled with unholy desires rather than righteous ones, you can ask God to do something about it. 

~ In His Grip!