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May 8, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | May 8

A Man after God’s Own Heart

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6

Often, our focus is on how others evaluate us. We are so concerned with our image and our appearance. God is concerned with none of those things. He’s not concerned with the outside of man. God is concerned with the inside, the real you versus the image that you project.

In the New Testament it tells us exactly what God is looking for in a man in Acts 13:22. “After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jessie, a man after my own heart; He will do everything I want him to do.” God wants willingness of the heart. The question that we need to ask ourselves is, “am I willing to be what God is calling me to be and am I willing to do what God’s calling me to do?” God asks you to do hard things, and if you are willing you’ll change. If you’re willing, God will use your willingness and bless it.

God loves you and like any father he wants the love reciprocated by your willingness to become the person He wants you to be. Accept the things that will change you into a confident, secure, self-respecting person filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. When you are willing, you are in the process of being a man after God’s own heart.

Thank you Father for directing my Paths.


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