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God's Heart

Posted by Pastor Dave Johnson on February 12, 2022

Did you know that your heart was designed by God to be “AFTER” HIS own heart? Living life with the heart of God is exactly what the Lord has intended for us all, to experience the CREATOR’S beauty of who he is IN US, the CREATED. God created the Garden of Eden in HIS glorious array, and HE wants the garden of your heart beautiful as well. The Psalmist David possessed that HEART beautiful, as epitomized by the very words of our Lord: “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man AFTER mine own heart” (Acts 13:22). Yes, having an “after” mine own heart, revealed that David’s inner man was “joined to” the heart of God. His life was “consumed with” and “found in” the heart of the One who made the heart, and God knows exactly that its created wonder can become man’s full WONDER FULL life experience, found IN HIM and AFTER HIM. Once again, it was David who was found with a heart “after” - meaning “according to, going along with” God’s own heart; that was David’s passionate mission in life “which shall fulfill all my will” (Acts 13:22). The moment we relay to the Lord that we want HIS HEART, things change in our spiritual world, because our spirit is being changed and challenged by his Spirit - with a heart. Remember, God has a heart so beautiful in love for his own, and what a heart to be loved and learned. Oh, be a man, be a woman “after” God’s own heart.

A man after God’s own heart! My what words to describe one’s identity, and so picturesque in defining a believer’s calling in life, having God’s “own heart to fulfill my will” (Acts 13:22). Those words so precious could describe you, to be so precious in being who you could be, or are now - TODAY FOR HIM! You see, as the Lord SOUGHT a man after his own heart, he is still seeking, and HE is still finding. Here’s some Scripture to help us in that search: “If ye seek him, he will be found of you” (2 Chronicles 15:2). Then, the question, “How do I seek the Lord, to be found of him?” Well, the Lord seeks our heart with his OWN heart, and that heart is one of love, for “God is love” (I John 4:8). It’s all about “the love of Christ constraineth (“to hold closely, squeeze, to press together” with his heart) us” (2 Corinthians 5:14). Once again, as “the LORD has sought him a man after his own heart” (I Samuel 13:14), he is still seeking, “asking for” your heart to love him, prompted by the power of his constraining love, to join our heart with his. Lastly, concerning that heart of man: the heart defined in Scripture is the most comprehensive term for the identity of “who he is.” It is inner sanctum of the believer where he deliberates, reasons, decides, plans, desires, and thinks (as a man “thinketh in his heart, so is he” {Proverbs 23:7}). David, as a man after God’s own heart, sought God when HE sought him (“asked of”). He walked with the Lord because he met up with the Lord as God met up with him. He communed with God, because HE likewise communed with David. He desired the heart of God because the Lord desired David’s heart, and sought that man after HIS OWN HEART. Then with that divine search, David said, “Here’s my heart, Lord, you can have it because you sought it.” SOUGHT IT, meaning “asked for,” and the Lord is still seeking and asking for YOURS - “to fulfill His will.”