Devotions from Judy’s heart

Sometimes things are not as they seem and we need to look deeper. When we go to a public pool, the water looks so great and inviting and clean. But studies show how many contaminates there are in the water and that 1 out of 4 (that were honest) said they urinate in the water.  But the lake that has weeds, lilies, fish, crabs etc is actually far cleaner. As I looked from the dock deep into the water, I thought of how this water looks more “dangerous” but actually is far safer and clean.  That is often how it is spiritually as we need to look beyond the surface things to know what things are good for our spirit and which things are not.  Too often we look at the outward appearance and make a judgment but we need to look deeper and discern. When Samuel anointed David to be king, he had to bypass all his brothers, that looked perfect to his natural eye…but he waited for God to show him as He knows the heart. ( I Sam.16:7)  “For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Let us not quickly judge a situation, but seek the Lord and ask for discernment.