"DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR GOD?"
Delivered By
PASTOR FRED & ASST. PASTOR VERONICE WILLIAMS
Delivered On
June 3, 2012
Central Passage
ACTS 13:16 - 23
Subject
"DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR GOD?"
Description

"DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR GOD?"

 

JUNE 3, 2012

 

How would you like to be remembered?  Saints such as Abraham, Moses, David, Peter, and Paul have imspired believers throughout the ages.  Each of them, although imperfect, is an amazing example of what the Lord cab do through hearts that are truly committed to him.

King David's life is a good example of  man after God's own heart.

 

ACTS 13:16 - 23

(16).  Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

(17).  The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwell as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

(18).  And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.

(19).  And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Cha'-naan, he divided their land to them by lot.

(20).  And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

(21).  And afterward the desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, bu the space of forty years.

(22).  And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I HAVE FOUND DAVID the son of Jesse, A MAN AFTER MINE OWN HEART, which shall fulfill all my will.

(23).  Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

 

   THE BIBLE SAYS THAT KING DAVID FOLLOWED GOD WITH ALL HIS HEART.  AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING HE DID WAS A DESIRE TO EXALT THE LORD.

GOD WANTS OUR PATHS TO BE GOVERNED BY HIS PLANS, OUR INTERESTS TO BE DEFINED BY HIS PURPOSES, AND OUR LOVE TO MOTIVATE US TO OBEY HIM WITHOUT RESERVATION.

WHEN WE PURSUE GOD'S HEART, WE FIND LIFE AT IT'S BEST AND A LEGACY WORTH LEAVING TO THOSE WHO COMES AFTER US.

 

HOW CAN WE KNOW IF WE ARE FOLLOWING GOD WITH ALL OF OUR HEART?

1).  THE PRIORITY OF OUR LIFE IS OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.

 

A PERSON AFTER GOD'S HEART MAKES THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM A TOP PRIORITY.

 

PSALMS 119:1 - 7 & 15 - 16 & 105

(1).  Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

(2).  Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

(3).  They also do no iniquity:  they walk in his ways.

(4).  Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

(5).  O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

(6).  Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

(7).  I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

&

(15).  I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

(16).  I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word

&

(105).  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

 

2).  WE PLACE OUR TRUST IN THE LORD WHEN FACING TRIALS AND DIFFICULTIES.

DAVID TRUSTED IN GOD NO MATTER WHAT HARDSHIP HE FACED.  WHEN DAVID FACED GOLIATH HE WAS OUTRAGED BY HOW THE PHILLISTINES DISHONORED GOD'S NAME.  THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE HE ENDURED EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGES WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE THAT THE LORD WOULD HELP HIM.  BECAUSE OF DAVID'S FAITH AND LEADERSHIP, ISRAEL PROSPERED IN A MANNER UNSURPASSED TO THIS DAY.