Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare. (Heb. 4:13)


SHAUN WAS A GREAT ball player recruited by the head coach of his university. He came from a high school where he was the team captain and a star player who led his team to several victories. Thus, his spot on the university team was guaranteed. All he needed to do was earn the right to play as a starter. He practiced tirelessly until the day of tryouts. When the time came, he gave it his all. He controlled the ball at every opportunity, made every shot himself, and relied on no one to stop the other players. He was unstoppable. However, he did not make the starting lineup. Afterwards, the coach shared he had plenty of great ball players on the team, but for starters he looked at more than just skill. He examined the player’s heart, attitude, and commitment to the team.

God loves to see his children in church, serving others or learning Bible verses; however, that is not enough. Just as the coach examined the whole player, so does God. He searches every part of our being. We may try to focus on him by our actions, but God sees all.

Amid serving others we can sometimes forget that our actions are not enough. God cares most about who we are and our willingness to be transformed from the inside out, not about what we do.


Ask God to transform your actions, thoughts, and words.


Tara Klein, a lover of words, shares her imperfect, unconventional Christian journey as a female, mother, and wife to invite others into God’s unconditional love.


© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.