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After God’s Own Heart – She Believes


Many of us have heard of David and how God considered him a man after His heart. We may even want God to say that about us. We ask God, make me a man/woman that has you say, “She is a man/woman after my own heart.” Is it even possible? We look at the life of David and although he made mistakes throughout his life, he was the King of Israel, after all. He was a great leader, a great man, faithful and loyal. He was also a great warrior, humble and obedient, and man who loved God deeply. And aside from Jesus, David was the man most talked about in the Bible, covering 66 chapters. So how can we even measure up?

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

What made David great?

David’s position as King was not what made him great. Actually it was David’s character, his morals, his belief, that had God say that he was a man after His own heart. When we look at Scripture, we see that God regarded David as this, before even being anointed King. David was a shepherd boy, tending his father’s sheep when God called him. It wasn’t what David did on the outside, it was Who David set his heart to. He believed in God, he loved God, he followed God, he obeyed God, he looked to the One who He longed to see, Jesus.

When I look at the life of David, I think of Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heartand lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” David sought God’s counsel, he repented when rebuked, he accepted correction, and his life literally depended on God. When God said go, he would go, when God said stop, he would stop. We may even wonder is it even possible to live the way David did? Or we may even think that was in the Old Testament days, people can no longer live that way in today’s society.

Just like you and me

However, David was a mere human, just like you and me. He sinned, he feared for his life, he dealt with a lot of losses throughout the course of his life, he dealt with deep sadness and grief, he may had even doubted his calling to be King. (Read 1 Samuel 27) But one thing he never stopped doing which was seeking God. He recognized that although he made mistakes, although he brought upon his own consequences of his own sin, that he was a child of God. (Psalm 51)

Be encouraged

God is not seeking perfect, sinless humans. God is seeking for men and women, just like you and me. Men and women who say, “I will do whatever it is that you want me to do.” Is it possible? Yes! Does it always make sense? No. Is it worth it? Definitely. And although we may not live trouble-free lives, we can live a life full of love, joy, peace. We can then testify, “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:2

Love you all.

Used with permission from Giselle Manaiza.

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