Behind the Facade


1 Samuel 16:7

“Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.”

How true! And yet appearance continues to be the world’s criterion for determining a person’s worth and identity. Appearances are deceiving. God’s criterion is at the heart level. That is where God sees us as we are…the positives and the negatives together. But the seeing is through the lens of love. Our Loving Creator sees each of us as a beloved daughter or son. As for you and me…let us look at ourselves and ask: Am I trying to uphold an appearance…a false self…instead of my true self as a beloved daughter or son of God? When we become aware of our egos in action…trying to build a false persona and all that goes with it…our egos will finally begin to diminish. It is only then that our true selves can begin to rise.

Stop for a moment and become aware of your inner self.

Become aware of your beating heart.

Become aware that with each beat…you are loved for your innate worth as a child of God.

Rest in that awareness.

Be the Love you are!

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Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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