According to God's words, king David was a man after God's own heart. ( Acts 13:22) What did he do ? Does he earned it or was he just lucky to be chosen by God?
Again I am curious!
According to the bible, David was:
1.Greatest king of Israel
2. Ancestor of Jesus Christ
3. Listed in the "Hall of Faith" in Hebrews 11
4. A man described by God himself as a man after his own heart
But he was not perfect! Like us he too has weaknesses and mistakes like:
1. He committed adultery with Batsheba.
2. Arrranged the murder of Utah, Batsheba's husband
3. Directly disobeyed God in taking census of the people
4. Did not deal decisively with the sins of his children.
Then, now maybe we can say that if he had done those things and still be a man after God's own heart, then there is hope for us. Although, we might not be an adulterous persons, but how many times we had chosen other things before God? Maybe we are not murderers, but how many times we wish that people that are evil be annihilated? Is there someone out there who can say that in their whole life, they have been obedient to God? Or how about our children? In fact in my life, I can relate to David. Like me, my children are not perfect and as a mother it grieves my heart when I see that sometimes they are not following God's will. Oh I feel so helpless. Don't know how to deal with it. They are grown ups and makes decisions on their own. So what can a mother do, than pray. And I have to pray for myself too, coz as human, I too have the tendens to go my own way.
David prayed too! A lot. Like in Psalm 79:1.4
O, God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
They have given the dead bodies of your servants as food to the birds of the air, the flesh of your saints to the beast of the earth.
They have poured blood all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.
We are objects of scorn and dirision to those around us.
He witnessed terrible things. Those around him make fun of him and his people. And he needed to pour out his burdens to God. Told God what happened to the temple and to his people. Although God's knows everything, still David speaked with God about it. His heart bled for his servants and the saints of God. And who can he turn to, but God. A man after God's own heart.
Does it sound like our lives? After we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior we too became
women /men after God's own heart. I believe so! In fact He now lives in our hearts. We can have a heart to heart talk with God. We can tell him everything under the sun. Joy or sorrow. Pain, lost, suffering or success and victories.
As human, we all need to pour out what is in our hearts from time to time. Whether it is good or bad. Maybe that is why I blog.... to share what is in my heart. I don't know why, but I don't like having a secret. I have no problem that everybody can read my life as an open book. Anyway, no one is perfect. It is my legacy to my descendants who can get to know me through what I shared in my blog. David wrote what was in his heart that inspired mankind from generation to generations. Maybe I can inspire someone too or they can learn from my mistakes. :)
No man is an island and it always helps to tell others our loads that are to heavy to bear alone, especially to a person that really listen, understands, cares and will help us. And that is God for us!
And like David, we too witness terrible things. Just look around us. There is war and horrendous things happens to many. There is poverty everywhere and evil. And we too can be rediculed because we believe in God. But the good thing is, we can also see God's goodness everywhere . His grace, his mercy, his forgiveness and His wisdom who He promised to give to those who ask.
I can see His light when the sun shines.
I can feel his comfort when I am down.
I can taste his goodness through all the blessings.
I can picture how magnificent He is through His creations.
I can acquire wisdom from His words.
And this morning He reminded me of this verse:
It means to me that with Him, I can be that woman he destined me to be. And it is His promise to you too, women/ men of God's owns heart.
What a wonderful promise:)
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Faith Filled Friday