1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV) But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
In the verse above, Samuel was looking for a new king to rule over Israel, because Saul lost favor with God, and God told Samuel to go to the house of Jesse to look for the next king. God wanted to make sure Samuel didn’t just pick someone who looked the part of a king, with the right height, and carried himself in the right way, debonair, and all, because God had already chosen the next king, before he sent Samuel.
I liked this verse of scripture, because it shows it doesn’t matter how you look, how you talk, or dress, God can use you, if you will only allow him to, and you will only listen to the call from Him. You may not think you can do anything, but if you put your trust in God, and allow Him to use you, He can do wonders with your life. You only have to turn your will over to His will, and it will happen. You just have to begin to let people see Jesus through you, instead of people seeing you, and you will be amazed at what can be accomplished!
I’m sure when Samuel came to David’s house, he never expected he would be the next king of Israel, because he was just a lowly shepherd boy, playing a harp in a field, watching the sheep. But, God knew he was there, He knew his heart, and knew what He could do with David as a king. We all know what kind of psalmist he was, and we know he failed God at times, we all do, but God is a forgiving God, and David knew that, and kept the faith till the end.
God may choose you to be a preacher, a teacher, a singer, or just a faithful church member that helps at your local church and community, and witnesses to those around you, but whatever God calls you to do, never think that you are unimportant! God chose you for who you are, and you are important to Him. He never wants you to go to Hell. He made you to be with Him in Heaven. He only made Hell for Satan and his angels, not for us, those he created to worship Him. He wants us all to be with Him in Heaven. Ultimately the choice is up to each, and every one of us.
When you feel that small voice in your head calling you to choose Him, to come to Him, to not do something, and you don’t answer that voice, you are making the choice to follow Satan. Not making the choice to correct our mistakes, or sins, is making a choice for Satan, and Hell, whether you realize it or not. If you have not made the choice for Jesus as your personal Savior, I urge you to do so now! He is waiting for you, loving you no matter what. If you have made that choice, and you’re not sure you have everything covered under the blood of Christ, make sure it is now. Make sure there is nothing that will keep you from going to Heaven should Jesus sound that trumpet right now. He could come any moment. You don’t want to be left behind!
I may not know any of you who are reading this blog, but I love you all just the same. We all have a soul that is going to live on somewhere when we die, or when Jesus comes. Our soul will either live on in Heaven, or Hell, for eternity, in glory, or in torture. It is a decision we all must make. Those that don’t believe in God and Satan, Heaven and Hell, one day will, but I hope you do not wait too late. I pray you open your eyes before you stand before God’s judgment seat, and hear Him say, “Depart from me I never knew you!”