What matters most TO YOU?
What matters most TO GOD?
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7
1. A SHEPHERD’S HEART
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death - even death on a cross!
2. A WARRIOR’S SPIRIT
As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.”
1 Samuel 18:7
Character is not something you ACHIEVE. Character is something you have to MAINTAIN.
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 11:1
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Never stop CIRCLING BACK TO THE FIELD!