// A light that wasn’t even shining started flickering. A voice beyond my understanding, it pulled me in. It didn’t matter where I’d been. //
Kingdom: Influence Music
Your story has only just begun.
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As for this month, our series is going to focus on God’s love for you. What better way to learn about the Father’s heart than learning about the man who’s known to be “a man after God’s own heart?” Follow us as we venture in:
“And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.”
Acts 13:22 NKJV
“A man after God’s own heart.” That’s a pretty strong title. But imagine that your relationship with God was so strong that its tale last as old as time. But what made this man so special? Was it his bravery? His purity? His leadership?
In reality, it’s actually just the opposite. The life of David has had many downfalls to contrast with his well-known victories. But David never gave up in his love for God. Time and time again.
The start of any hero of faith is finding their motivation to overcome, in the Lord. So were does this David begin? He was a king. King David. So he must have started out with a silver spoon, right? A son of a king with an inheritance?
1 Samuel 16:1-13 shows us the day David was chosen as king. A mere Shepard boy. This confused many. There were many more qualified. There were many of greater status and considerations. As Samuel went from son to son of Jesse none were found in the sight of the Lord.
“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7 NKJV
Doesn’t this make your heart feel good? He does not see as we see. We’re human. We tend to look at the broken mess of people & base our qualification off that. Where they’ve been. Their actions that lead up to where they are. Who they are today.
God’s heart for us is to see beyond our mess. He looks for the gold and treasure in us before we ever knew there was anything to harvest. He looks at you and IS pleased, NOT was. He is still pleased in you today.
“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
Genesis 1:31 NKJV
On this day we were made in the image of God. Genesis 1:27. You’ve been chosen since the beginning of time. Your start to life may have been rough. It may have been great. Regardless of how you started, He sees you for you. But more so God sees who you’re going to become and draws out the destiny for your life by giving you an opportunity to choose Him time and time again.
You could say this is why David is a great example for us. Being chosen at such a young age, there were many years to mess it up. At the time David did just that. He made mistakes. But each time, he turned to the one who turns mistakes into marvelous wonders.
David was tending sheep. Minding his own business. He wasn’t qualified for the kingdom. The kingdom life chose him. But God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called. Meaning if God has called you for a purpose then He will make provision for it to be carried out.
Join us next week as we learn what the battle between head and heart can look like in the face of fear. It’ll be a real killer. A giant shot to the forehead when you get this revelation!
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Hello friends, I’m Marco. I’m an RN, & founder of Four Winds, a ministerial blog.
I have a heart for this generation to know who they are & whose they are. I also contend for revival to cover college campuses. As well as preach the word until every nation has heard. Sharing Jesus with all, & showing the love that was once shown me.