“But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’” Acts 13:22
This past Sunday, our pastor challenged us to go deeper with God and work on having a more than surface level relationship with Him. I desire that, deeply, and I know lately I haven’t been doing my part either by not devoting the time I should to reading, praying and meditating, so that is my fault. At first I thought, “well, what book could I read that would help?” I thought of authors like Beth Moore and C.S. Lewis. Both of these people have written books that have helped many people in their journey to know Christ more and although I do plan on reading some of their books I don’t think that’s where I’m meant to start right now. Today I felt a pulling on my heart to go straight to the source. Instead of searching for the best Christian “self-help” book (which have their place and are good), I needed to go back to the source: my Bible.
Of all the Bible stories I can remember, King David is the one that I feel pulled towards right now. God called David a man after His own heart, and to have a heart like God’s is something I have a hard time grasping but also something I have a great desire for in my life. If I could leave a legacy where others remembered me as a woman after God’s own heart, it would be my life’s greatest accomplishment. David wasn’t the son of a king, in fact he was the eighth son of an ordinary man and God chose to anoint David as the next King of Israel. David was also a musician, and he used to play his harp for his predecessor, King Saul, to sooth him and refresh his soul. At least close to half of the songs in the book of Psalms are attributed to David, and I believe that music is a powerful tool that can share a lot of insight into someone’s heart. Because of this, I plan to go through these songs in Psalms to really learn about what made David a man after God’s own heart by looking at David’s heart through his music.
It’s been a long time since I have read through the Psalms, so I’m excited to see what stands out to me this time through. I look forward to sharing what I find with you! Do you have a favorite Psalm? If so, which one and what makes it special to you? Thank you for joining me on this journey.