“GOD is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him.” II Chronicles 16:9(MSG)
Read: Acts 10:34-47
David was called a man after God’s own heart. When you read expressions like that in God’s Word, there is a tendency to imagine that David must have been a perfect man. But you and I know that was not true. In fact, by our human standards, he probably committed atrocities worse than many other people: adultery, murder, cover-up, perjury, etc. But listen to what God says about David. It is important that we understand that God isn’t looking for perfect people to use. His Word says he is still looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward Him. Notice that there is a difference between having a heart that is perfect toward God, and being flawless, or sinless. In fact the original translation of that scripture is that God is looking for people whose hearts are fully committed to Him. And we know that was what David was, in spite of his many flaws. His heart was fully committed to God. We are told that he fully served God in his generation. That means he stood out in a crowd as a hard-follower of God. Whenever God confronted him, he never hardened his heart. He didn’t make excuses for his flaws. Over and over he fell before God crying out for mercy. And God used him mightily. And God hasn’t changed. He’s still looking for people like that that He can use mightily. He may not need us to call fire down from heaven. But He still needs us to manifest His glory. You may need a breakthrough in your life, family, marriage, finances, body, etc. God still wants to show Himself strong on your behalf. He wants to meet you at the point of your need. But first He wants you to have a life-changing encounter with Him. Are you ready for that? Then address the issues of your heart today. Kick out all the junk in there. Invite the Holy Spirit to sanctify your conscience. Get rid of sin and every negative thought or habit. Give God something to work with today.