“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.’” (NIV)
God is looking for people of character. If we could grasp the significance of how important this is to God, we could be candidates for fulfilling missions God has appointed to be done during the time we have on earth.
David was such a man – a man after God’s heart. He had an insatiable thirst for relationship with God. He yearned for God’s friendship and favor. When he messed up, he confessed his sin. When He learned what God’s will was, he was prompt in seeing that it was done.
By the grace of God, we can determine to be a person after God’s heart. But good intentions are not enough. Someone said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. God needs people who will execute and obey his will wholeheartedly.
Elsewhere in the Scripture, we are told that the eyes of the Lord go throughout the earth, looking for and working strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal to him. God is looking for clean vessels, fit for use by the Master, who are prepared for every good work.
If we practice KingdomNomics within the proper framework, we place ourselves in a position, subject to God’s sovereignty, to be candidates he can use in his service.
Today, ask yourself:
On my “bucket list,” where is my relationship with God? Is it first on the list? Do I thirst and hunger for it more than anything else?
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