~June 30, 2020 – Morning Devotional ~
Every way of a man is right in his own eye: but the Lord pondereth the heart
~Proverbs 21:2, KJV ~
We see ourselves one way. Our family and friends see us another. Co-workers see us in a different way. People out in the community see us another way. Different perspectives and perceptions of how people see us. Yet, have you considered the simple truth that God knows who you are and sees you for who you are?
Opinions of other people seem to have a greater value to us than the value of our own opinion. Both appear to have greater power and value over the way God sees us. Our Heavenly Father has a greater intimate understanding of who we are. His view is eternal. He knows our thoughts, our hearts, our desires, motivations, and how we feel. God’s knowledge of who we are needs to have a greater value and impact on our lives.
By setting pure intentions and living with purpose and meaning through Jesus Christ, other people’s opinion and understanding of who we are becomes unimportant. We are not here to please others. And, when it comes to our opinion of ourselves – we adopt the eternal perception of who we are through Christ Jesus. Sons and Daughters of the Most High.
When we set our perspective and see who we are through our Heavenly Father’s eyes – we appear to be true and authentic toward others. A light to the lost. A beacon of hope. Stalwart in our faith and conviction. Redeemed and crowned with the glory of Christ’s image. Anointed to carry the message of the Gospel to all people.
God knows and sees who we are – it us up to us to acquaint ourselves with who we are in Christ Jesus.
~ Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~
Heavenly Father, help me see who I am through your eyes, mercy and grace. As I examine my heart I seek to become better in my relationships with others where your love and spirit is felt. Touching lives and drawing people unto you. Let my commitments and motives be pure. Guide me to where my actions please you this day and every day of my life. In Jesus Name, Amen.