Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 1, 2016

After God’s Own Heart

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 8:43 am

Acts 13:22 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

What a wonderful statement God made about David. David was a man after God’s own heart.  This was because David was obedient to God by doing everything God wanted him to do.  The question for us is do we want to be a child of God’s after His own heat?  If yes, do we want it enough to be obedient in everything God asks of us?  We may think that’s impossible for us.  We may think there are too many commands in God’s written command for us to follow all of them all of the time.  We must read about David’s life.  There are times David didn’t obey the commands of God.  Look them up for yourself.  The difference is, as soon as David was aware he was disobedient, he not only confessed with much sorrow of his disobedience, he repented and made the decision to turn from that wrong and go the way of obedience.  So often we just say, “that’s the way it is” or “I just can’t help it” or “so and so made me do it.”  We like to accuse anyone or anything else as the reason for our choices.  Obedience is a choice.  Are we willing to put our own self-centered, fleshly desires behind us, desiring first to be obedient to the One Who loves us more than anyone has, does or will ever love us?  The choice is ours to make.

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