What are you desiring most this year? Does anyone want more of God!? When holiday meals become thrown away leftovers and New Year’s habits fizzle into last year’s patterns, what are our souls left hungering for?
Setting our eyes on exemplary examples brings inspiration and permission to pursue. As we take the next 7 weeks to look at one verse, we are going to see the core of an exemplary man, “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Sam 13:14).
King David’s life is a picture of pursuit. In prosperity or in promotion, in pain or in persecution, David’s life was marked by a single pursuit of intimately loving God (Ps 101:1-4) and walking as a lover of people through meekness (Ps 18:35). Our hearts are going to burn as we dissect the core burning of his heart in Psalm 27:4.
Let’s pursue OneThing. Let’s pursue our Coming King, Jesus.
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?
2 When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.
4 One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.