“Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.” Psalm 26:2-3
One of the testimonies written about the psalmist David is that he was a man after God’s own heart. In Acts 13:22 that word is given by the Lord Himself. But why? What was it about David that gave him that description?
Much of the book of Psalms was written by David, some as a shepherd, some as a soldier, some as a king, some as a father but all a very transparent look into his life. He was honest about his successes and his failures. He gave God the credit for the success but owned the failures and repented.
Acts tells us the reason he was called a man after God’s own heart. It says that he would do what God wanted him to do.
Could that be said about us? Do we do what God wants us to do?
But maybe you’re asking, “How do I know what God wants me to do?”
The answer is to read His Word, pay attention to what He is saying to you, pray, seek to know Him by becoming involved in a church and hearing from Bible teachers and fellow believers.
Be a person after God’s own heart and do what He wants you to do.
Jesus, I long to be one who is after Your heart. Help me to pursue You and obey You.