Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bible Study: A Heart Like His.

Me and some fellow missionary gals are in week one of this bible study that focuses on David.

And I will not promise to post every week about it because that was such a dismal failure with the Boundaries book study - but if something stands out for me I will attempt and have the best intentions to get it posted here. Promise.

Today's insight wasn't from the study, per say, but how the Lord spoke to me - and I'm excited about it.

It's the idea of David being a man after God's own heart - my workbook asked what that meant to me. I've always understood it to mean that David had a heart like God's - so I was trying to define what that meant as I read over the verse again:

1 Samuel 13:14 (New International Version)
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command.

As I mulled on it the word "after" really popped out.  It didn't say "like" - not even in the King James Version, but "after".  I looked for any other reference like this in the bible and came up with Acts 13:12 

Acts 13:22 (King James Version)
. . . and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
That little word gives me the sense of pursuit - David was a man that pursued God's heart.  Like in woo-ing. A seeking out, a desire to win favor, a passionate persistence . . .

Just stop and think of the implications of that!

(If it helps; think of your significant other first. "Prince Charming is a man after Princess's heart." or "Prince Charming has a heart like Princess" . . . see the difference?)

God makes it clear in the Bible that we are pursued, and wooed by Him.  And that is beautiful - but what if we did the same?

So- go ahead and do what I did: put your name in there~

~Michelle is a woman after God's heart.~

Doesn't it just blow your mind - or is it just me.  If it's just me, I'm OK with that . . . 

How to Clean the House

How to Clean the House 
1. Open a new folder on your PC. 
2. Name it "Housework." 
3. Send it to the Recycle Bin. 
4. Empty the Recycle Bin. 
5. Your PC will ask you, "Are you sure you want to delete
Housework permanently?" 
6. Calmly answer, "Yes," and press the mouse button firmly. 
 Received from Doc's Daily Chuckle.