A man after God's heart

"Better is a day in thy courts than a thousand elsewhere" (Psalm 84:10). "Behold, oh, how pleasant and how sweet it is for brothers to dwell together! (Psalm 133:1) We long for this unity and this is his perfect will. "That they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me" (John 17:21).  Unity already exists and it is up to us to enter into that unity.


This unity is not achieved with men because "God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24) God shapes each of us to be like Him. God wants to reflect Himself in us. "...because they have not received the love of the truth in order to be saved. Therefore God sends them the power to deceive, that they may believe a lie" (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11) "Behold, I was born in iniquity, and my mother conceived me in sin. But thou wilt have truth in the heart: therefore bring wisdom within me. (Psalm 51:5-6)


In the book of Samuel, God told Samuel to go to the house of Jesse because He had chosen a man after His own heart. Samuel went without knowing who it was but God had told him. When he arrived, all the children were lined up. Samuel wanted to anoint the greatest one but God said that one was rejected. Meanwhile, David was feeding his father's flock. When David arrived, God told Samuel that this one was chosen. David was a man after God's own heart. David passed, then Solomon passed. The children came. When we refer to David, we always talk about his walking with his whole heart. David's heart was attached to God. While everyone else was going to do the bamba, David was not going. He was not forbidden, but was placed there to guard his father's flock. He remained faithful even in the smallest work. When you are faithful in the smallest things, God will entrust you with bigger things. This must be in us. It is in the small things that God watches you. The task you have been given in the House of God, God is also watching you. How you give yourself, how you take to heart. He sees the consideration you give to what has been entrusted to you. To David, he had been entrusted with the flock, it was dirty, perhaps worthless, denigrating. David did not complain but did it with all his heart. He was a shepherd. They didn't try to invite him because he smelled bad with his animals. When Samuel came, he was not invited.


In this world, they always say to be ambitious but David was always with his sheep. Stick to the task God has given you. No matter how small the task is, you must do your task so that God will be praised. You always want someone to do for you, always nonchalant. You become a stumbling block to others. Your life must influence the lives of others. You must be a light to your neighbor. Do not take the things of God lightly.


You say that you are Christians, that you have eternal life, but someone who has eternal life cannot make fun of others. You can be free but you are still a prisoner of Christ. I seek to be able to erase myself so I can see the other. And the other does the same. Everyone wants to be seen. At Pentecost, no one saw each other but they saw the other.


Every time you are given a job in the House of God, God is watching you. That is why I take my task to heart. God entrusts me with a responsibility. Neglect must be stopped. David was given by his father to shepherd the flock, he dedicated himself to his task and he did it with all his heart. When God saw this, He saw how David held on to the little that his father had given him. Men thought he was not ambitious but God had his eye on him. It is God who raises up. The lion came, David could have run away, but he faced it. In this family, he had been told about the God of Abraham. David had faith in this God, that's why he had the courage to fight the lion. David began to have experiences with God. "By the grace given to me, I say to each of you, do not think of yourselves too highly, but think lowly, according to the measure of faith that God has given to each of you. (Romans 12:3) God saw the character of David.


During that same time, Saul had disobeyed God and Samuel said, "The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and given it to another who is better than you." (1 Samuel 15:28) So Samuel went to the house of Jesse to anoint the successor. When God speaks to you, act as God has given you. Among the children of Jesse, there were strong, tall children, but God had not chosen any of them. But David had been forgotten and was in the meadow. They did not pay attention to him, but he was always zealous. You too do not pay attention to others but always be zealous. There will always be people to discourage you but you be strong. Continue, persevere. The devil's goal is to discourage you, but God wants you to take courage.


Fix your eyes on Jesus and you will see that your brother and sister are beautiful because you will see them through Christ. David was chosen for his character. All the while, God was training David. God was preparing David's character but David did not know it. Even when David was anointed king, David was obeying his father. When his father told him to take the bread and go give it to his brothers, he obeyed. Yet he was anointed but remained humble. When his brothers saw him, they were not happy, they made trouble for him. David heard that the God of Israel was insulted. He saw that the whole army was trembling. God wanted to prove that this man was after God's heart. You can't take pleasure when God is mocked. David said, "What shall be done to him who kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? Who then is this Philistine, this uncircumcised man, to insult the army of the living God?" (1 Samuel 17:26) David was a kid, but others were unaware of David's experiences with God. David did not stand up for his ambition, but for his God.


God looks at who you are, not at what you say or what you want people to see. Do what is necessary for God to be glorified in your life. Also think about your brother or sister. We must look out for each other.

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