A Heart of David
written by: Sandy Blaser, HRN
Little David was a simple Shepard boy, a nobody in the world’s eyes. Born on the wrong side of the tracks, David had no idea that the black hole he lived in would become, through the power of prayer, a “holy hill”.
Who would have ever thought that a penniless, ignored, scrawny little boy would one day become one of the most prominent figures in the history of the world. Why, everyone that knew him would have never believed David, the stinky little sheepherder would become the most famous ancestor of Jesus Christ!
But, the Lord knew David in a way that no one else did. He knew all about David’s disappointments and discouragements. He knew that David even had to contend with his own earthly father’s piercing words that kept him believing that he would never mount to anything more than a shepherd boy.
But, God looks at the heart condition! And, the Heavenly Father was delighted with David’s dedication in handling his first assignment as a shepherd – a job no one else wanted.
David’s name meant, “Favored.” He had no earthly idea how greatly favored he was. David had no connections…no wealth…no status. He was a simple “nobody” on “God’s road” to being a “somebody”. The heavenly spotlight of destiny was about to shine brightly on this young praying shepherd boy. No, God was not looking for a “somebody” with a big head. He was looking for a “nobody” – with an obedient spirit and a sincere praying, seeking heart!
You will seek me and you will find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
How did this little shepherd boy gain such favor? David spent time in his personal “sanctuary” developing a strong relationship with his Heavenly Father. God had captivated David’s heart. He had come to know the very heartbeat of his Creator. David was confident that God knew his name, his nature, and also his every need! Plus, he also knew the Lord’s faithfulness to take care of him.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. (Proverbs 8:17)
And yes, God also knows your name, your nature, and your need today! But, the Father is searching the earth for hearts that are hungry, thirsty, and desperate for Him, seeking for a place where His glory may reside. Therefore, I encourage you; let the first steps of your day lead you into your “Sanctuary”. Enter in with a heart of worship and tarry there. Take the time to listen, to ask, to seek, to knock and to know, the heart of our Lord.
David knew the kingdom key…in the midst of his present circumstances, he chose to faithfully press into that secret, quiet place, for there he found hidden treasures.
You too will find great hidden treasures await those who diligently engage Christ with all their hearts! Just one word from God, one touch from our Savior, can transform a life forever!
I will give you all the Treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, The God of Israel, who summons you by name.