The Heart of the Matter

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“I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do all my will”  (Acts 13:22).  What words of honor bestowed upon David!  As I conclude a study on the life of David, I pondered the idea of being a person after God’s own heart.  The people wanted a king and Saul was their choice.  Saul however, proved himself to be a man only after his and the people’s heart.  While Saul was still king, God chose for Himself another king that would seek His heart and purposes.  God saw in David a man who would not be disobedient and rebellious to His will.  Unfortunately, David had conspicuous iniquity.  I would suggest that the times David found himself in the deepest sin were times when his heart was not set on God but on himself.  As DIVAs we should draw from scripture, apply it to our situation and make it profitable for us (2 Timothy 3:16).

When David erred it occurred when he was following the lead of his own heart.  Have you ever been tempted to not take God at His word because your circumstances seemed bigger than your God?  Would you be willing to allow your heart boldness before God and if you do err to err in favor of God?

What should we do when we desire to know if a situation is right?  Examine the circumstance with the heart of God and not our fallible heart.  A way to begin is following David’s example.  In Psalm 119:47-48 he said, “I delight in Your commands, which I love.  I will lift up my hands to Your commands, which I love and will meditate on Your statutes.”

Being a DIVA striving in this manner we would also imitate David and enthrone God as king over our heart.  For David, the goal was God.  What did God love?  David’s soft repentant heart, his faith, his trust, and his obedience.  What did David love?  God’s perfect Word for one thing (Psalm 119:11,25,42,81,97,105,167,174).  Are you willing to acknowledge truth and seek Him (Psalm 16:2, 119:2)?  David did.  God is still desiring men and women that pursuit His heart.  Would you be willing to begin each day by committing your heart to God?  Allowing Him kingship over your heart each morning?  Let’s join together as if in a great assembly and entrust our hearts to God!!

Amanda

9 Comments on “The Heart of the Matter”

  1. I love me some King David!!! He was real; repentant and humble. It is a broken and contrite heart that God desires (Psalm 51).

  2. Ok DIVAs I have a prayer request : my stepson Mitchell does not know our Lord & refuses to acknowledge God – he & his wife have split up & he is back home. He is also unmotivated to work – a factor that caused the split. You can imagine all the details well enough, so I just ask you to allow the Spirit to lead you as you pray & agree with me first for his salvation & then the ways of The Lord to follow. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to pray over marriages there is much power in agreement! All Glory & Honor to the God of the impossible making all things possible !!!

    • Kheanne, tender and sweet, yes Mam we stand in agreement in one spirit in one accord for your prayer request. I pray the Lord’s wisdom and knowledge and His guidance in continued forgiveness to him yet the discernment of tough love and setting firm guidelines. I pray you speak who God has created him to be out loud and to him in the name of Jesus. He will be annoyed but we know the Lord’s words never come back void! Amen! Love you mighty prayer warrior!

  3. The more we obey the greatness of our Lord is seen. Just yesterday, I promised my 9 yr old we would sew. I normally have 7-8 grandchildren in the summer. It was just the 2 of us. I got a call from a single mother of 4 children. Her husband killed himself several yrs ago. Her oldest, son 18, went to be with the Lord in April due to brain hemorage out of the blue. She has 3 girls and has battled alcohol and pill addictions for many years. The Lord spoke for me to go to her but I had made a promise to my Ana. I sat her down and explained the Lord has called me to go but I needed her blessing. Reluctantly she gave it. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit I invited to go with me. 3 1/2 hours later in His great works her heart opened up and flooded with confessions of pain withheld for years and sin. She was unable to walk without swaying, falling, etc. When I arrived and after she began confessing, we prayed complete forgiveness and cleansing over mind, heart, soul and spirit. Immediately, she was sober and we began claiming every promise spoken in His Word that I could think of and those He gave me. Last night she called me and flushed every pill she had down the toilet and felt His freedom, power and authority. This morning when she called she spoke with a sound mind and we prayed against withdrawals. The only thing she has experienced is profuse sweating. She is being a mother to her girls today with a joyful and grateful heart! She is choosing to live in Christ now and I told her to test and see that the Lord is good every day here. He would never disappoint her even when He does things different than she ask. It will always be better. His ways are not in our own rationing or understanding but every time I submit to His invitations, I am never disappointed. I leave with another revealed work of Christ and someone is freed and healed or a great work has begun and is being fulfilled in His amazing grace! Hallelujah!! Enjoyed the movie “God’s not Dead” as well. Our small group went together. Very good discussions after as well. To think and move in the heart of God and His invitations also accompany His great and glorious presence with power! Amen

    • PS! I have to share what the Lord provided to Ana and I. I got home at 7:30 and we began sewing. At around 9:00, Ana wanted popcorn and watch a movie together. We snuggled in the bed and after the movie, we laughed and giggled and talked. I looked at the clock and it was almost midnight! I said Ana, we are having a slumber party!! She laughed and then we snuggled and fell asleep! God is good all the time, and all the time God is good! Amen! Love you sweet Diva’s!!

  4. Amen! It’s the heart’s condition that drives our spiritual progress. Our hearts hold the truth of who we are. So let’s transform our hearts into the likeness of Christ. This is our highest priority and by doing so we will receive the power and promises of an abundant life.
    Prov. 4:23 ” Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flows the springs of life. “

  5. Often I am more concerned with what others think of me. I have been more aware recently of the acceptance I have in my Lord and Savior – this post has made me think more on how to stay focused on making Him Lord over my heart – it is a daily choice.
    Phil. 4:13

    On a side note, My husband and I watched the movie “God’s Not Dead” last night and it was a great movie. I recommend it!

    Praying DIVAs

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