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Saturday, February 7, 2009

David - a man of action.....are you?

Hopefully you've taken the time to read a little about David. If you did, your Bible might have referenced Acts 13:22

After removing Saul, he made David their king. He 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.

How would you like to be the kind of person that causes God to nudge one of his angels and say, "Wow, look at that guy. Now he's a man after my own heart." Or "Did you see that gal? Now she's a woman after my own heart."

What does it mean to be a person after God's heart? It can't mean that you are perfect. David wasn't perfect. He failed more often than he succeeded. He certainly wasn't the perfect Christian. Yes, he killed Goliath but he also killed an innocent man because he lusted for Bathsheba. He cried out for more of God and re-built the temple but he couldn't manage his family and one of his sons became a ruthless ruler.

Lucado says, "He stared down Goliath, yet ogled at Bathsheba; defied God-mockers in the valley, yet joined them in the wilderness. An Eagle Scout one day. Chumming with the Mafia the next. He could lead armies but couldn't manage a family. Raging David. Weeping David. Bloodthirsty. God-hungry. Eight wives. One God."

So....why did God love him so much? Why did God give him such a great compliment - "a man after my own heart."

I believe it was for two reasons.

1. David was a man of action. Not only did he love God, he trusted him with blind and powerful faith. If God said rebuild my temple - David was on board. He didn't quote all the impossibilities. He didn't look at the mounting problems. He just snapped his hand to a salute and said, "Yes Sir. You can consider it done." he made plans and worked on all those problems - he prayed for God to provide a solution.

Once again he centered his eyes on God. David squared his jaw totally sold out to God's direction and simply made sure he stayed in tune with God's plan of action. Too bad he didn't use that same action plan on his personal life.

2. David was in love with the Almighty. Read the psalms. Even in his whining days, even when he was begging God for answers - there was an element of love. A closeness. A friendship. An admiration for the "person" of God not just for his help in tough times.

We are all facing tough times. Our government will not succeed because they have left the most important factor out.....God. Our schools are in trouble. Our businesses are in trouble. The fall out from years of coddling and catering to Godless people is finally upon us.

"Yuck!!! Don't be so depressing Debbie."

I'm NOT. It's in those totally failing times that we can look for miracles.

If you begin to read your Bible and pray, if you center your eyes on God and become focused on his purpose, if you learn more about the "person" of God and fall in love with a being that truly loves you......You too can slowly see the mist lift. You too can watch the blurred lines come together and reveal a perfect plan for your life. You too can be a modern day David - a man or woman of action that walks a little taller than everyone else. A person that has a plan. Yes...a person that stands along side of the Almighty God and in these trying times - you not only make it through, you actually succeed.

David was a man of action and a lover of The Almighty God.....are you?

God loves you,


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