Your Daily Dose
Theme: Restore A Man After God’s Own Heart
Scripture : I Samuel 13:14
Points To Ponder
This is a much proclaimed, hard to find scripture. Most preachers will say “David
was a man after God’s own heart!” but David’s name is never mentioned once. If
you read the complete passage, it is God telling Saul why he will not be king
anymore, but… David’s name is never mentioned. That’s just a little Bible trivia.
The essence of this passage revolves around a young man you used to play his
harp, write his songs, tend to sheep and praise God as loud as he wanted as
often as he cared. David was in love with God. He wrote most of the Psalms in the
book of Psalms. He also used to calm Saul with his harp when Saul was having a
migraine. David also is known for dancing! He danced before the Lord with all his
might—and he didn’t care who was looking!
It’s that free worship when you get lost in the presence of the Lord.
That’s what David did.
And best of all…he didn’t care who watched or what they said.
I’m one of those worshippers.
I am Pentecostal—I put the “P” in Pentecostal.
But… I have to tell you, even some of my Pentecostal brethren stand back when I
But…I feel like David…my love for my Savior is so present that I have to express
NO holding back.
One evangelist once told me that “you are God’s David—God loves your worship
One of the greatest words ever given to me came from an unlikely source.
I was going through a tough time, and I was not in a good place.
I was not worshipping like I normally did—and everyone noticed.
But my kids were both away at college, so they didn’t know the tough time I was
One Sunday night, my son called me from college, late at night.
He was crying.
He said “Pops, I just gotta tell you what God told me to tell you. God said to take
your dancing shoes off the shelf and put them on because He misses your
dance—He misses your worship!”
That was the best word I ever received.
And I have worshipped like David ever since—put on my dancing shoes and
How about you?
Are you a man after God’s own heart?
Is God impressed with your worship?
Have you ever gotten lost in the presence of the Lord?
You want to impress God?
He inhabits the praise of His people!
Let’s Pray Together
Lord Jesus, I want to worship you freely and get lost in your presence. I want you
to know that I desire more of you each day so that I can impress you with my one
heart’s desire—to be so in tune with your Spirit that I hear your voice even when
you whisper. I want to be a man after God’s own heart…from playing my harp, to
writing my songs, to dancing before you with all my might.
Give me a heart like David…that is my prayer!