Today our host is NINA of Mama's Little Treasures. Her quote comes right from the Scriptures:
Oh my, how thankful I am that God is sovereign. Even the king's heart is in the hands of the Lord. That gives me peace for today as I consider all that is going on in the world.
You see, the world judges others by the outside. Many leaders possess outward qualities such as charisma, great communication skills, tolerance and so people listen to their words of promise for a better tomorrow and ...world peace.
But only the Lord knows the true intent of every heart. God sees beyond the outward to the inward motives and desires. Whether a person is in an important leadership role or not, God knows them ...inside and out.
That's also a warning for me. I can think I'm doing all of the right things and making sacrifices for God. But if the intent of my heart isn't right then ...it means nothing.
It reminds me of Romans 12:1:
As I surrender it ALL to Him ...He can work in and through me.
And only then will I live a life of love that is pleasing to Him.