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A Window into David’s Heart

Day 134 Psalm 32, Psalm 51, Psalm 86, Psalm 122

     When it comes to REALLY understanding who David was  you won’t really find it reading about his accomplishments as a warrior, king, murderer, liar, adulterer.  Are we as humans, only what we accomplish in life?  No we are more than that and so was David.  What matters most to God is our hearts, and David pours his out in the Psalms, especially after his affair with Bathsheba.  This in turn allows us to see as much as possible, God’s true message of love for us.  What David writes in these Psalms closely mirror’s what Christ teaches us in the New Testament. Take a look at these lines from Psalm 32:

3 When I kept silent,
   my bones wasted away
   through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night
   your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
   as in the heat of summer.[b]

   5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you
   and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
   my transgressions to the LORD.”
And you forgave
   the guilt of my sin.

And from Psalm 51:

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
   and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
   or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
   and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

     From GREAT mistakes on David’s part came GREAT clarity when it came to his relationship with God.  I find that VERY interesting…



Day 102 1 Samuel 15-17

The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.  1 Samuel 16:7

What is the line that separates outer appearance and heart? I have to wonder because I get the feeling it goes well beyond just physical appearance. while I think my outward appearance includes my “perty” green eyes and freckled skin and dark hair, it’s also what I project in as my “me-ness” in a given situation.   A acquaintance thought for a long time I was really shy because every time she saw me at tiger cub meetings I was really quiet.  Well I was trying to not have a complete meltdown keeping up with my two-year old and providing parental support for my six-year-old while keeping the nine-year old preoccupied. . . So I guess shy was a decent outer appearance to project, sure beats close to loosing it.  I shattered her first impressing breaking into a disco dance in the middle of a radio studio tour with our den of six-year-olds.  I’ll acknowledge I have a variety of “faces.”  I like to take charge and lead in certain situations, I can be outgoing and bubbly. Given my circumstances here lately my outer appearance can vary WIDELY… I can worship God with such depth, I cry easily, express tremendous fear, but also determination.  But what is going on at the inner levels?  My friends know me and I know myself, but God knows me better, only HE knows my heart.

    What is my heart? Is it my motivations? Is it where my true intentions can be discovered? We easily question other’s hearts, do we question our own?  Lord, reveal my own heart to me in order to help set my path straight.  I want You near and dear to me and I know that is done when I am walking the path You have set before me and doing what You’ve asked exactly how you’ve asked it.  Let me not worry about what everyone else thinks, this time in my life it seems as though EVERYONE has an opinion about what I need to do, and who I need to be.  Clear it all from my mind and let me focus on YOU.  My heart is Yours, and I dearly want to please You. help me.