Summary: Growing your heart in Christ. This outline was helped by Steven Andrews series on Guarding your Heart.
Question: What makes David a man after God's own Heart?
Romans 15:4 "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." (NIV)
TO FOLLOW THE HEART OF GOD:
1. WE MUST DECLARE GOD'S PRAISE!
Hebrews 13:15 "Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name." (HCSB)
One of David's life passions was to declare praise to the Lord!
Psalms 150:6 "Let everything that breathes praise the Lord." (HCSB)
2. WE MUST DEPEND ON GOD'S PROVISION!
David's battle with Goliath was a challenge of Faith in the one True God!
1 Samuel 17:45-46a "David replied to the Philistine, "You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven's Armies--the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head." (NIV)
Dr. Leonard Sweet "Believing the trees move the wind."
Psalms 27:1 "The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?" (NIV)
3. WE MUST DESIRE GOD'S PRESENCE!
Psalms 42:1 "As a deer long for streams of water, so I long for You, God." (HCSB)
David's greatest fear was being separated from the God he loved!
4. WE MUST DISPLAY GOD'S POWER!
Psalms 90:17 "Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands--establish the work of our hands." (HCSB)
Question: Do you believe in the God-sized tasks?