Check Your Heart! -July Monthly SCRIPT-TIME

Hey LE Family, it is the 1st of July and we are halfway through the year. Is it at this point that we reflect and look forward. I wanted to look at our hearts moving forward into the next 6 months and get rid of anything thing that can be preventing us from moving forward and preventing God from using us.






The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel?
Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.”
The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord .’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do.
You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.” Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, “Do you come in peace?” Samuel replied, “Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.
Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord ’s anointed stands here before the Lord .” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel.
But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.”
Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” So he sent for him and had him brought in.
He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.
1 Samuel 16:1‭-‬13 NIV

1 Samuel 16 New International Version (NIV)


What is your personal reflection of this passage?read the passage again slowly and hear what it is saying to you?


God looks at the heart

As humans we can tend to look at just outward appearance, of a person and ourselves,  There are times like Davids family, we can place much emphasis on outward appearance when judging ,or considering, a person.  Be that in ministry or politics or work or some other area of life.

Lucky for us God looks at the heart of a person and not the outward appearance and much more concerned with the inward moral and spiritual life.

As much as it is important to not judge others about how they look and to look at whats in there heart. It is imporatant to check our own hearts!

God may want to use you but can not, you maybe blaming your circumatances, enviromental factors or family and friends. When in reality it is your heart that is stopping God from being able to use you.

Remembering, that it is God who anionts you and not that of men, so it really doesnt matter how much books you read, how many people you know or how much money you have. If your heart is not right, God can not use you.

God’s eyes see’s all and He does not see stauts, wealthe or family status, you can see this in this story of David.

David seemed to have been held in low regard even by his family,  His father doesn’t even talk about him by name. He also does not appear to have been invited to the sacrificial feast.    If Samuel hadn’t insisted that that there must be another another male in the house,  David would not have been brought in from the feilds. 

David was a man after God’s own heart, which why God set Him apart and chose him become the next King.



What are your personal actions for this new season, what has God said to you personally through this scripture?

Whatever you need to do, do it!

Only you know the condition of your heart and only you can behonest with your self if there is anything you need to work on!

Do you need to stop judging others?

Do you have to work on your emotions and your thoughts?

Do you need to press into God and become more forgiving ?


Prayer’s up


Dear Heavenly Father, thanks for your goodness to us as king of the universe. I pray that that would seep into my heart and give me peace and joy. I also pray that you would open my eyes to how I see and judge people, and even though I’ll never be able to completely see people the way you do, I pray that my vision would align closer with yours. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

David Lather – Living Church Creek Road

Praise’s Go Up Blessing’s Come Down



Donnie McClurkin: Create In Me A Clean Heart


William McDowell (I Surrender All) featuring Pastor Jason Nelson

More Scriptures for the Heart

Romans 12:2
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Proverbs 23:26
26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,

Mark 6:52
52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.

Psalm 24:Psalm 119:1
1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.

Psalm 119:1
1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.


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