Message for January 18, 2015 from Pastor Shirley

David: A Man After God’s Own Heart

When you think of David, what is your first thought?  Do you remember the story of the triumph over the giant Goliath? Do you remember David as the man who committed adultery with Bathsheba?  Do you remember his failures as a father? Do you remember Him as a humble shepherd? Do you remember David as the “Sweet Singer of Israel?”

Have you ever thought how God remembers David?  In the Acts 13:22, Paul quotes God and tells us that God looked at David as “a man after His own heart!” God remembers David as a man who cared about the things that He cared about, and whose heart beat in time with His. This aspect of David’s character is revealed in the desire of David’s heart.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I will seek after , that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord , and to enquire in His temple. Psalms 27:4

 Those of us who grew up in church remember the stories of David. Many Sunday school lessons and sermons have been written on the life of David. As inspiring and encouraging they are many of them are written during times of trouble, loneliness, isolation and fear.

 The house David dwelt in most of his life was not a building. There were no stain glass windows or carpeted floors, air conditioner or heat. His altar was a barren rock, his bed the grass under his back and the songs that he sung were not from a hymn book but came from his heart.

 There were three things David said that he desired and would seek after: to dwell in the house of the Lord, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

David a man after Gods own heart…..

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