Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills
“Are You A Person After God’s Own Heart?”
Is God the main focus in your life? Are you a person after God’s own heart? “My will” or “God’s will,” which road have you chosen?
Countless people are spending hours tending to their bodies, trying to recapture their youthful look, making improvements to their physical appearance, while spending a fortune on cosmetics, creams, dyes, diets and other solutions.
Now, while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing these things, if you only focus and work on caring for and feeding your flesh, then all you will ever get are temporary fleshly results. Then at the end you’ll discover that, while you pampered and entertained the flesh, your spirit man withered away or remained dead to Christ.
But, if you’ll seek His face and walk in His Word, then you’ll experience the dynamics of The Holy Spirit in your life and have rewarding results and eternal blessings in your life.
In Acts 13:22 it says,“After God had removed Saul, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, ‘I HAVE FOUND DAVID the son of Jesse, A MAN AFTER MY HEART, who will do all My will.”
While King Saul started out as a man that appeared to acknowledge God, it was clearly revealed by his actions that was a man of the flesh. He did things that he wanted to do, he followed the dictates of his own fleshly mind and he was influenced by the forces of darkness which finally led him to fall in ruin and defeat. God, through His Prophet Samuel had given King Saul many chances to do what was right but his continual performance and his failure to believe God revealed his true character and proved otherwise.
Now, while David wasn’t perfect, his heart truly longed to please The Lord. He sought His forgiveness, he sought to walk in His ways, he knew His mercy and he made God his priority in his life.
Obedience is the key to the miraculous and living a life that pleases God has better and far more reaching results than one could ever imagine.