In the Bible we find that King David was a somebody even when everyone else thought he was a nobody. As I read through his life, both the failures and the successes, I cannot help but notice that he has a huge passion – a passion for things of this world and at the same time a passion for God. Often these are in conflict with one another and this gets David into trouble. The good news is that this trouble ultimately always ends up bringing David back to where he needs to be.
David is described in Acts 13:22 in this way: “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.” This is God talking about David. Only God knows the inside of a man’s heart, but know this for sure: God knows and it matters!
David chased after the heart of God. I can relate! I don’t always feel like I’ve got God’s heart, but I know that I am I chasing after it. I sometimes head in the wrong direction, but I ultimately turn and head back, because there is nothing in this world that can be compared to the heart of God. David so wanted the heart of God that he would often run off half cocked and do something totally crazy, that would get him in a big ol mess, but the big mess eventually took him even closer to God and the things of God.
I think I might be beginning to understand what Paul was saying, when he said: “The things I want to do, I don’t and the things I don’t want to do, I do!” I don’t always do what is right, but I want to! I sometimes do wrong and I don’t want to! This is why I am thankful that God loves me and gives me His amazing grace.
Another thing Paul said that I think I am just beginning to understand is: “Not that I have already obtained all of this, but this one thing I do, forgetting what is behind, I press toward the mark for the prize of the High Calling of Christ Jesus.” I have not got there yet, I still have a long way to go, but I love God and I am chasing His heart and I am thankful that He let’s me catch up every now and then. G3!