What the Lord Weighs ~ Sunday Devotional
“A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.” Proverbs 21:2 (NIV)
I’m getting tired of hearing about the “corona 15” on the news or from so-called experts on social media.
I was watching a news story last week about how people are gaining weight during the pandemic. At the end of the story, they said, “Just get on the scale then take action.”
I’m not going to get into a debate about the scales here today. If you’ve followed very long, you know my thoughts on that.
What I want to focus on is what IS important to weigh. (And your body is not one of those things!)
The Lord is not interested in the number on the scale. Yes, He wants you to live a healthy life and be a good steward of your body. But you can do that without stepping on a scale.
What the Lord weighs is your heart. He weighs my heart. And that doesn’t involve a number.
What the Lord weighs involves our focus and priorities.
He weighs our motivations in regards to our actions.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 (NIV)
That which consumes our minds and our time will make it clear to us where our heart is focused. And God knows what is on our minds and the things that we are pursuing.
I hate to admit that there was a time when I was more worried about what my body weighed than how my heart weighed before the Lord.That which consumes our minds and our time will make it clear to us where our heart is focused. #faithandfitness Click To Tweet
My treasure was tied up in finding the next best way to lose some inches around my middle. Ironically, carrying extra weight in your middle is hard on your heart. But also, making weight loss a top priority is hard on our heart because that’s what distracts us from who God is truly calling us to be.
If you’re like I was, I felt like I wouldn’t be able to live my life fully until I weighed less. My purpose in life became losing those last 5 pounds instead living the life God designed for me to live.
He is calling us to be a good steward with all that He’s entrusted us. Not only with our body but also with the gifts, talents, and people He’s placed in our lives.
Will you ask God to search your heart? How does it weigh in?
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