What Matters Most?

Dwight L. Moody, Samuel, Saul, David!
What do they all have in common?  
The heart.  It is the chosen part of the body that God looks at when choosing a leader.  He looks at the matters of the heart which becomes the heart of the matter.  I need to prepare myself for a powerful time with the Living Creator when I put my heart in God’s hands.  God chooses His servants based on their inner life rather than the outward life.  Saul was chosen to be the first king of Israel because of his heart but it went astray.  His heart turned inward or was not totally given to God.  Jealousy set in as he tried to kill David several times and turned to mediums.  He did not listen to God, through Samuel, and so the kingdom was ripped from him.  Sauls death led to Samuel’s death.
David on the otherhand was a man after God’s heart.  When the Spirit of the Lord comes, it comes powerfully.  The Holy Spirit of the Old Testament times indwelled the hearts of believers then, unlike what His Holy Spirit does today.  Goliath taunts the Israelites and King Saul so David is filled with the Holy Spirit and intervenes only to kill Goliath with a sling and a stone.
Israel and a Son are first concieved in the mind of the Living God and then are made real when the time is appropiate.  So I have to ask myself ‘what does God see in my heart as a believer?’  A heart for self pursues passive self-interests,

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