This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)

Today, I am sending a gentle reminder your way: Jesus knows your heart.

This is an idea that is particularly important to me during the Lent season because this is a time when we are making sacrifices in an effort to be in deeper communion with God. Sometimes, I need to simply come up for air and know that even when I fall short, God knows what my intentions are. He knows that my heart is true behind my actions.

When I need to be inspired about how well Jesus knows our hearts, I go to the parable of the widow. We know that Jesus spent some time sitting in the temple, watching offering after offering get placed in a collection plate. While he sat there, many rich people came in and threw down large sums of money.

Then, a poor widow put in two small copper coins that were worth only a few cents, and Jesus immediately knew the heart of the widow. He knew the pure intentions of her heart as she dropped just two coins in the plate. Immediately, he turned to his disciples and made them aware of what she had just done.

If you’re on a journey to be in deeper communion with God this Lent season, be warmly reminded that God sees your actions and knows your heart. As you think about that, let us cling to these words: “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, go in confidence that He knows your heart.