Today is Monday, July 23rd, 2007; Karen's Korner #1111

An email daily devotional by Joel and Victoria Osteen:

What Do You Look At?

"The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)

"When you accept Christ, He begins to work in you and through you automatically. He creates you to be a completely new person. No one else around you may notice the change, at least immediately, because man usually only sees the outside of a person, what can be seen and heard. And sometimes, you may not even see or feel the change. But the fact is that God changed you when you became a Christian, and He is still changing you because you belong to Him and you have His power and strength to be a new person! God changes people where it matters—on the inside. Don't be discouraged if others around you don't seem to notice a difference. Don't ever forget that a life-changing transformation has taken place in your heart."

God, thank You for Your life-changing power and strength. Give me eyes to see people the way You see them, from the inside out. In Jesus' Name. Amen.