Jan 11, 2012

Only a Boy Named David

I wanna be like David.

Everyone has someone in the Bible they want to emulate.
Peter, impetuous, always putting his foot in his mouth...
Yet did miraculous things for Christ!

Paul, intelligent, bold, completely self sacrificing...
Probably one of the greatest Christians in history!

Esther who gave up everything,
obeyed her cousin,
because she believed God would deliver her people.

But of all the wonderful people in the Bible...
I wanna be like David.
Yes, he was a great king...
but had many issues'
(that's the new word for 'he was messed up')
many setbacks,
couldn't control his flesh,
etc. etc.
We won't go on...
His frailties are endless...
like me...

But he wrote things like -

"But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head."

"in thy presence is fulness of joy"

"I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness"

"One thing have I desired of the Lord,
that will I 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 at his temple."

"This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of all his troubles."

"Thou art fairer than the children of men"

"From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed..."

"Whom have I in heaven but thee?
and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee."
"My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God."

"For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickness."

David loved God!
That was his one and greatest attribute!
He loved God.

God said about David,
"...I have found David, the son of Jesse,
a man after mine own heart,
which shall fulfill all my will."

I wanna be a woman after God's own heart.
I want to love Him the way David loved him.
Yeah, David messed up...
But he always came back to the Lord...
cause that's where his heart really was.

And the more he loved God...
the closer he got to Him...
the more he fulfilled his will.

If I love God...
if I seek Him...
and if I find Him...
I will be that much closer
to fulfilling His Will.

And that's what I want.
For Him to be pleased with me.
So, someday I might hear the words...
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant...
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!"

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