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Reflections from Sunday: Faithful Favor

 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

We often forget that God is not impressed with the glitz and glamour of our faith. He’s not moved by the spectacular show we can put on. God is more concerned with our hearts and obedience towards Him. God can use anyone or anything for His purpose, but the Bible tells us that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) We seek God through our hearts and through our willingness to follow Him.

David was sought after by God because He had a heart for Him(1 Samuel 13:14) He remained faithful as a shepherd, watching over his father’s sheep. He endured bad weather conditions, attack by lions and bears, and social stigma that came with dealing with animals. Despite the things David faced, he remained faithful. We as believers must adopt this same attitude of faithfulness to what God has called us to. As we remain in the faithful place, we will see how God is coordinating our blessing to find us!

When Samuel arrived to anoint Jesse’s son as King, he thought it was any son, but David. He didn’t have the outward appearance of strength and charisma that his brothers may have, but God saw fit to use something unconventional for His glory. We may take inventory of ourselves at times and feel as if we’re not enough. We know our limitations and we in turn limit what God can do with us by the way we think. I challenge you today to look at yourself the way God does. He looks at you as royalty. (1 Peter 2:9) He looks at you as a reflection of Himself. (Genesis 1:26)  He looks at you as His masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)

God desires to bless you beyond measure. David wasn’t expecting to be appointed as King. He also wasn’t expecting God to keep someone from His lineage on the throne throughout eternity. Through the obedience of David, the generations that came through Him, and Jesus Christ, we now have a King who will never be dethroned and will continue to advocate and love us forever.

Remain faithful and watch how God will favor you!

 

Make today great!

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