God*s priority is often different from ours. We want results. He wants our hearts. We want to accomplish. He wants our hearts. We are concerned about material things. He wants our hearts.
2 Corinthians 12:14b: . . . for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Paul*s desire for the Corinthians is identical to God*s desire for all of us.
Matthew 6:32b: . . . your heavenly Father knoweth . . .
Mark Guy Pearce:
The Master judges by the result, but our Father judges by the effort. Failure does not always mean fault. He knows how much things cost, and weighs them where others only measure. Your Father! Think how great store His love sets by the poor beginnings of the little ones, clumsy and unmeaning as they may be to others (or to themselves). All this lies in this blessed relationship, and infinitely more. Do not fear to take it all as your own.