November 27, 2006
And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, “I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.”
Have you ever wondered why David was called “a man after God’s heart”? It was because he sought after God with everything he had.
When David was a young teenager tending to the sheep in the fields, David spent a lot of time seeking God through prayer. And I think that’s a lesson that stayed with him. That precious habit of spending time with God made such a difference in the leader he would eventually become.
David was a true man of prayer. Before he made a move, David went to God to find His will. And as a result, God used David—and He used him powerfully.
Let me ask you a question: In today’s crazy world, do you take the time to get alone with God every day? It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind. And unfortunately, we can often make decisions based on what feels right instead of seeking answers from the Creator of the universe.
Today, make it a priority to find time to slow down and spend time with God. Even if you have to, schedule it in your planner! Whatever you have to do, just keep that daily appointment with God.
There’s nothing in this world that is worth missing what God has for you. So spend time in prayer. Seek Him in every move you make. And like David, become a man or woman after God’s own heart!
make a priority of spending time alone with god.