‘But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.’
• 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)
We have to look with the eyes of the Spirit. We have to look beyond what we see in the natural. If you want to receive what God has for you, you have to be able to perceive what is in the unseen.
‘But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.’ God looks at the heart. There were many sons in the house of Jesse, but God chose David who had a heart after Him.
The Bible says the sower went out to sow and some seed went on good ground, some went on hard ground, some went on stony ground, and some went on thorny ground. If you don’t allow Him to work in your garden (heart) regularly, you will be unprepared and you will miss the moment that God comes to your house. The difference between David and his brothers was that David allowed God to cleanse his heart, and he never ran away from the tribulations that he faced, which God was using to prepare him. This is what birthed the kingly anointing. God will bypass many people to find that one heart that beats for Him.