Devotions from Judy’s heart

Yesterday I went to a gathering of women and was blessed by the program as each one talked about “Getting out of the Boat”…times in our lives where we were like Peter and dared to step out. Each speaker from age 13 up to 65 plus was good and I was especially impressed by one who said she was new in leadership, not adventuresome, quite shy, and not a speaker. But as she spoke I was very touched as I began to see her heart. She shared about trials that God had taken her through ( including a daughter who was raped and a son who was suicidal) and even questions she has now of what the Lord is up to in her own life. I thought of the scripture from I Sam. 16:7 “For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.” Samuel chose David over all his 7 brothers as the Lord revealed that he was the one to be anointed as king.  I think most of the ladies yesterday looked past the outward and saw this woman’s heart. May we do that for one another! I want to be a heart-reader!   I think we all know what a wonderful feeling it is when a friend understands and reads our heart.