The Thought for the Week this week is written by Mandy Stinglehammer

by Susie Jean Sharkey


1 Samuel 16 part of verse 7   "People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Do you ever feel you’ll never make it, you’ve made a mess of things – again?God doesn’t see us like that! He doesn’t say, “Oh, she’s done it again.  She’ll never be any use”

We put people into pigeon holes, and judge from their words and actions what kind of person they are and what they are capable of. But God does not see us like that.  He does not judge as we do.  It’s as if our past does not exist before Him. He forgives, takes us from our present selves, and never stops seeing what we can become in Him.  He looks way down the corridor of the future and knows what He can make of us, filled with the light of His Son. He is the God of the present, of encouragement, of infinite love and possibilities. He has a plan for each of us, and will spend many patient years changing us, for He sees something in us that was worth sending His son to die for.