A (Wo)Man After God’s Own Heart

A (Wo)Man After God’s Own Heart


What’s your goal in life? Mine is to become a woman after God’s own heart. I can’t do it. But God can. In order to become a woman after God’s own heart I need to seek God’s heart. I need to abide in God’s presence and let the Holy Spirit mold me.

The Bible tells tells us that David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam. 13:14, CEB). David was not perfect by all means but his heart was at the right place. He knew that God is God and he is not. David knew that apart from God he is nothing (Psalm 16:2). David’s life was deeply rooted in God and he cherished his personal relationship with God. David was focused on God throughout his life. And when he sinned, he repented in humility and turned back to God.

Create a clean heart for me, God;
   put a new, faithful spirit deep inside me!
Please don’t throw me

out of your presence;
   please don’t take your holy spirit
   away from me.
Return the joy of your salvation to me
   and sustain me with a willing spirit.
(Psalm 51: 10-12, CEB)

David’s love for God never faltered. David’s relationship with God was so real and authentic that he turned to God in pain and in joy. David lived his life with God. David was sensitive to God, faithful to God, and obedient to God. A man after God’s own heart. That’s what I want, too.

By God’s grace I dedicate my life to be sensitive to God, faithful to God, and obedient to God. I know I am nothing apart from God. I want to live my life with God. Every. Single. Day. In good times and in bad times. In health and in sickness. I will love and honor God all the days of my life. How about you? Are you ready to ask God to make you a (wo)man after God’s own heart?

 

Gracious God,
We come to you as we are
and ask you to make us
(wo)men after your own heart.
We love you and we adore you.
Show us your heart.
Enable us to become like you.
Abide in us, pour out grace upon grace.
May Your Holy Spirit
create a new heart in us.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What is your goal in life?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you seek God’s heart!

Giving thanks today for
#151 God’s invitation to know him
#152 personal relationship with God Almighty
#153 God who wants to intimately know us
#154 God who loves and cares for us
#155 God who wants show his heart for us
#156 powerful grace to mold us
#157 God working in the midst of us
#158 God present in our mundane life
#159 joy in abiding in God
#160 joy in being mold after God’s own heart

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