Acts 13: 22…”I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”
Being a person after God’s own heart was not aimed to be exclusive to David; you too must be a man after God’s own heart by making pleasing God your top priority and doing his will.
We have often wondered why David was called a man after God’s own heart; Acts 13:22 gives insight into that. God, in stating to the Children of Israel that He had found David to be a man after His own heart, explained the reason he said that – because He would fulfill all of His will. What the scripture was saying was that David was a man after God’s heart because he was focused primarily on doing what is on God’s heart – fulfilling all his will or word. To the contrary, Saul, who was rejected as King, was removed as King because he was more concerned with pleasing Himself by doing whatever he felt like doing. That was not the type of person that God was looking for. Saul’s actions were indicative of the behavior of the first Adam; the second Adam was of the nature of David, fulfilling all God’s will.
The person that God called you to be is one that is after His heart who will fulfill all His will regardless of the cost. That was what Jesus demonstrated when he went to the cross. Notice that the scripture emphasized fulfilling ALL of his will. It is not enough to do some of His word and leave the rest undone. Your feelings, you will find, is the main thing that will keep you from fulfilling his will. You will have to push past how you feel and do what His word says.
Life Application: Remind yourself daily of the principles of God that you must follow and the instructions that he gave you and do ALL of them.
Prayer: Lord, I commit to fulfilling your will. May I, like David, be a person after your heart as I seek to please you in all things. In Jesus name, amen.