Day 29: Restore A Man After God’s Own Heart, I Samuel 13:14

Your Daily Dose

Theme: Restore A Man After God’s Own Heart

Scripture : I Samuel 13:14

The Lord hath sought him a man after His own heart, and the Lord hath

commanded him to be captain over His people…

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

it completely.

NO holding back.

One evangelist once told me that “you are God’s David—God loves your worship

to Him!”

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

going through.

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?

Worship freely!

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!