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David made a decision early on knowing– that to be God’s anointed, he had to trust God, and also, be the man God called him to be.  David, as a young man, sought God with his whole heart! David chased God as if on a romantic quest.  He trusted God to the point that he was willing to face Goliath with nothing more than sling and stones.  David was able to come to God with a clear conscience and an expectant heart.

David knew God looked at the hearts of men.  God looked for a king without malice or deceit. God wanted a leader that was honest, trustworthy and intimately familiar with living a life of faith.  David was that man.  David, by God’s own word, was a man after His heart.  He was not perfect–in fact, he made some huge gaffs! Despite his failures and their consequence; David’s heart remained pure to the end of his days, and his trust changed Israel forever.

Inn our lives, we need to seek God with the same purity and faith.  We need to face each day comfortable with God examining our hearts.  We need to come to him with the same faith a child comes to their parent. We have to know that, like David, God loves us and wants for us a full and meaningful–purposeful life.  If we will trust him and allow him to lead; we can withstand whatever the world throws at us, and still walk with our hearts and hands raised to the one God–who loves us and gave himself for us!!!

God Bless You

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
    listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer—
    it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right.

Though you probe my heart,
    though you examine me at night and test me,
you will find that I have planned no evil;
    my mouth has not transgressed.
Though people tried to bribe me,
    I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
    through what your lips have commanded.
My steps have held to your paths;
    my feet have not stumbled.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
    you who save by your right hand
    those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.