The Reason for David’s Success

Last Wednesday I started a subject on worship. I would like to continue that theme until I am told otherwise. If anyone who reads these wants to have me do something else then write to me. And by the way, please if you know of someone who is looking for something to read, send then a link to this blog or write to me and I will put you on my mailing list.

As we know David from the Bible was known as a man after God’s own heart but he was more than that. He was a great preacher, a great leader, a model soldier, a great king, and a psalmist or song writer. He was definitely an all- around great guy. He probably would be compared to some of the famous people that E! would follow or you might see his picture in the magazines. He was just a great guy. You could say that woman wanted him and men wanted to be him.
But if you were to interview him today. The interview might go something like this;
Well, David, welcome to the show we have all been anxious to hear you.” (crowd screams)
“So, tell us your passion must have been to remain undefeated on the battlefield, to lead your men again and again to victory.”
DAVID ” No, not really.”
“Is it to rule as a great king, to sit on the throne?”
DAVID “Oh no (chuckles) not at all.”
“It’s not your ruling passion to be a great king?”
DAVID “No. It is rather incidental.”
“What is your ruling passion then?”
DAVID “Have you not read the Psalms? Particularly Psalms 27?”

Psa 27:4 I have asked one thing from the LORD; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the LORD and seeking Him in His temple.

David’s desire was to be with God. To have a personal relationship with Him ALL THE TIME!!! His perspective of God was not to have Him ready when he needed him. He do not set his plans and develop his goals and then called upon God when he needed him. NO! David understood that it was God’s plans and goals and it was David that needed to fit into His plans. I think that is where we stumble at lot in life. Especially when we hear this “Gospel of Prosperity” that is preached on the radio and TV. We can not put God in our pockets and pull Him out when we need Him. We FOLLOW Him not lead him. David understood that WHEN not IF we follow God we become part of God’s ultimate plan, His perfect plan.

I borrowed this idea from a book I am reading call “How to Worship Jesus Christ” by Joseph S. Carroll.

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