The Key to God’s Heart
The Key to God’s Heart
“And afterward they desired a king: and God gave to them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, which shall fulfil all My will.” – Acts 13:21-22
The Love of God is limitless and it’s no secret that our God’s Heart is as big as the universe He had created! It’s also no secret there are a number of Rich Treasures that are hidden within the pages of His Word (the Bible) – and the way to open each and every one of these Rich Treasures is by using the Master Key – that is the Key to God’s Heart.
The Lord had twice called David a man after His own Heart, once through Samuel, in 1 Samuel 13:14, and again through the Apostle Paul in Acts 13:21-22.
Through reading the Word, we know that David, who God had made King over Israel, was far from perfect, and because of this, we can come to understand that being one who is after God’s own Heart does not necessarily mean that we will do so in perfection.
If we look back at some of the mistakes or the imperfections of David, we know that he was a liar (he had lied to Ahimelech while fleeing from Saul in 1 Samuel 21:1-9).
In 1 Samuel 21:10-15, we know that when David had run from Saul, he had fled to Gath, the place where the giant Goliath was from, and when they had recognized him there, David had faked being crazy in order to avoid being captured and tortured to death.
We also know that one of David’s more well known flaws was his adulterous relationship with a married woman by the name of Bathsheba, and his subsequent cover up of this great sin – which had come by way of David ordering the intentional murder of her husband, Uriah the Hittite, during battle so he could continue on in his relationship with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-27).
There were many more flaws that David had which are not listed here, but yet God had still called David ‘a man after His own Heart.’ From this, we can come to know and understand that the flaws and the mistakes David made in life had never held him back, nor did they ‘disqualify’ him from being or becoming such a great man after God’s own Heart.
In reality, there is nobody that is perfect, except Jesus, and it is through God’s Mercy and His Grace which He bestows upon us that we can be confident in knowing that we, too, can also experience what it truly means to be a man or woman who is after God’s own Heart – and it is through His Heart, we can and will open the Many Treasures of Heaven as we grow yet closer to the Lord in relationship.
Like David, we too can proclaim the Powerful Prayer of Psalm 51 over ourselves and our lives. It is when we come before God and genuinely repent of all we had done wrong, and when we strive to maintain and STAY in a place of repentance before God, we will find that He is Faithful – even in spite of our many mistakes or flaws – and because of His Faithfulness to us, He can and will always create within us a NEW HEART any time we ask Him to.
This Truth in itself holds one of the greatest KEYS to God’s Heart – our ability to admit our mistakes and/or our wrongs before the Lord and ask for His forgiveness. Through our confessions and through His forgiveness, we not only receive a clean heart, but we also receive a FRESH START and a new way to see ourselves the way that HE sees us – FORGIVEN and worthy of being in His Presence – worthy of being a Precious and Cherished Child of His whom He looks upon the heart of and can see within its depths to know that we are truly hungry for more of Him – and for more seeking of His Heart.
While it is true that throughout his life, David had made many great mistakes, we also know from reading the Word of God that he had also, many times, shown Mercy to certain people as well, and in the process, had reaped back from God one of the greatest and continual Harvests of what He had sown – Mercy – and when he had needed it most, God had given it to him abundantly.
It is likewise with us. When we forgive others who had hurt us, or when we show Mercy toward them, Forgiveness and Mercy will return to us as well when we need it most, drawing us into a place of Trust with and in the Lord, and bringing us ever closer to the Heart of our Heavenly Father.
When we remain in a place of being hungry for God – when we seek after Him with our whole heart – we strive to please Him despite our mistakes or failures because we know that He looks at our heart and not our outer appearance or our shortcomings.
When we love being in God’s Presence so much that we want to be in it as much as possible, day and night, we do whatever we can and whatever is necessary to ensure we succeed in doing so because we know it is there in His Presence that we find ourselves overwhelmed by the Amazing, Unbridled Beauty of the Lord found in the Pureness of True Worship of Him.
God loves Worship, and more specifically, He loves OUR Worship. David was both a Praiser of God and a Worshiper. He continually had Praises for God in his mouth, had played the harp from the time he was a shepherd boy tending sheep (his playing harp had also brought deliverance to Saul) and had danced with all his might before the Lord, which not only pleased David to do, but had also immensely pleased the Lord.
When our soul truly thirsts for the living God, we have then entered into a place where we begin to thoroughly understand the Key to God’s Heart is found in the deepest places of our Love and Adoration of God, and in our Fellowship and Communion with Him.
It is also Key to unlocking all of the Rich Treasures of Heaven that He so willingly and lovingly offers to us – His Precious Children.