"How things look on the OUTSIDE of us depends on how things are on the inside of us." Park Cousins
Our inside space is smaller than a telephone booth so handling it shouldn't be difficult...but sometimes it is. This small space determines our 360 degree view of the world. Maintaining healthy minds and bodies becomes primary to living beyond ourselves.
In the world of sports we often experience this truth. Many a team with highly developed skills and more than adequate support come to the field or court without the "will to win" - without heart... and they lose! On the other hand, there are the teams with lesser abilities and not as many people in the stands, but with heart - wanting it more ... and they win!
OUR "OUTSIDE" IMPACT DEPENDS ON OUR "INSIDE" HEART.
Living outside of ourselves and for the good of others requires a heart that is in tune with our Creator...
But the Lord said to Samuel, "...God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7b NCV
As our hearts are taken captive by the Holy Spirit, we become ready to impact the OUTSIDE world.
"The church exists for the sake of those OUTSIDE it." William Temple
PRAYER: Today may my INSIDE heart be ready to impact the OUTSIDE world.
Blessings ... as you learn on the INSIDE and live for the OUTSIDE.
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