GOD has called EACH of us to be Seeking HIM through EVERY Season of Our Life. In this video, you are joining the 22nd class of an advanced preparation institute for 21st Century Asians who have given their lives to Reaching Asians. If you follow along with us as we open to the inspired postscript to the life of David, we will find that the Holy Spirit directed Paul to say to amazing truths.
First, in Acts 13:22 Paul writes that David served God’s purpose in his own generation; then in v. 36 of the same chapter, Paul notes that David was the man after God’s own heart. That phrase is perhaps the best known New Testament description for David.
A devotional study through the 141 chapters God devotes to David’s Life is one of the richest journeys we could ever take. Longing to be after God’s own heart is deep within all of our hopes for this life, but so often we wonder how. The combination of the two key inspired truths about David gives us an inspired guide to what it takes to be after God’s own heart: serving God’s purpose EQUALS being after God’s own heart!
If we can learn what God has purposed for us to do for Him in our lifetime, that pleases Him, and our life is said to be after His own heart! This is a very powerful thought, the longer we dwell on it.
LIFE has SEASONS, much like the seasonal changes we watch around us each year. Spring is like youth; summer is so much like young adulthood; fall is like the height of our careers when everything is bright and golden, and winter’s quiet snow is when our days slowly fade like daylight’s hours are shortened.
Each of David’s season’s share a common thread, if you look closely, and listen to the desires of David’s heart, captured in the words of the Psalms. Turn with me back to Psalm 70:1-4 and hear it right from David:
David wanted the Lord MAGNIFIED in every era of his life. Psalm 70: Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; and let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified!” (v. 4).
Now let’s look back on David’s life to see what God saw in His servant.