Things that occupy our time and attention are telling.
God doesn’t need to wait to see our choices in order for Him to know what’s in our hearts. Regardless of what we think about God, the true condition of our heart becomes clear based on how we use our time, our money, and our talents.
And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
Luke: 12: 22–23 RSV
When we invest in the things God cares about, then it reveals that our hearts are in tune with His.
If we ever wonder what things God cares about, look around. Others will point out things we cannot see for ourselves. Discovery is often a collective process.
And he said to them, “Take heed what you hear; the measure you will give will be the measure you get, and still more be given you. For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
Mark 4: 24–25 RSV
God helps us to open new insights, from wherever and whomever they come.