A Man After God’s Heart
24th AUGUST 2020
“But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.” [Acts 13:22 NLT]
When the Bible introduces David to us, we meet him at a youthful age, where he was tending to his father’s sheep. He wasn’t the type to catch his father’s attention but he certainly caught God’s attention; when God was appointing the next king, he had David in mind. While Samuel and Jesse looked at David’s older brothers based on stature and other characteristics, God saw David as the perfect fit.
In a world today that is highly characterized by appearances and what ‘looks’ appealing, God is still seeking for young people with surrendered hearts to Him. People who allow the Holy Spirit to shape their character and vision for the kingdom; people, who like David, will not despise humble beginnings but rise to the occasion like he did with Goliath and many other battles, to fight the good fight of faith and submit to the obedience of God.
Like David, we may have our bad moments in life. We may be struggling with issues that the Holy Spirit is pruning out of our lives, but regardless of where we find ourselves, we should always remember that no place is better than being in the presence of God.
This was something crucial to David’s lifestyle, regardless of his flaws, he never stopped seeking and chasing after God to do His will. This caused David to win many battles and lead the people of Israel to victory. Let us seek to obey the Father’s will continually, dwell in His presence and be children after His heart.
David loved to praise the Lord and we also have to love to praise Him with all that we are.
What can you do to help you seek God’s will continually? Write down how you intend to be intentional about seeking and praising God regardless of your flaws. Be intentional with your praise; it is a lifestyle.
Heavenly Father, as I offer my life as a sacrifice of praise to You, may it be acceptable unto You and may I be a child after Your own heart.
Prophetic Declaration: Psalms 91
Bible In One Year: Micah [4–7]